Posts Tagged ‘ lashes ’

Saudi court sentences man to 10 years & 2,000 lashes for atheist tweets

Feb 27th, 2016 | By

A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced a man to 10 years imprisonment and 2,000 lashes for hundreds of atheist posts on Twitter, media reported. The 28-year-old man, whose name has not been disclosed, is said to have admitted his atheist views and refused to repent, saying the tweets reflect his beliefs and that he has the right to express them.



Saudi Blogger Could Be Severely Debilitated After 1,000 Lashes

Feb 2nd, 2015 | By

If Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi is forced to endure the 950 floggings left in his sentence, he could experience severe long-term physical and mental damage, according to a medical expert. The report’s release further validates the importance of a recent plea from a U.S. government panel offering to divide the lashes amongst themselves. The panel includes Christian, Muslim and Jewish members, each willing to take 100 of Badawi’s 1,000 lashings sentence.



Judge in Sudan Confirms Death Sentence, Whipping, for Pregnant Christian Woman

May 16th, 2014 | By

A judge in Sudan today (May 15) confirmed the death sentence for “apostasy” (leaving Islam) for a pregnant Christian woman after she refused to recant, sources said.

After her conviction on April 30, Judge Abaas Al Khalifa had given Meriam Yahia Ibrahim 15 days to recant or be executed, with the ultimatum repeated at her hearing on Sunday (May 11). He also confirmed the sentence of 100 lashes for having sex with her husband, considered illicit in Islam because he is a Christian.



Saudi sentenced to 300 lashes, 4 yrs in jail after calling for constitutional monarchy

Dec 16th, 2013 | By
Smiles then, but none now

Various news agencies are reporting on a Saudi citizen who has been sentenced to 300 lashes and four years in jail for calling for a constitutional monarchy such as exists in the UK and Spain. No condemnation of the brutal sentence has been issued by any member of the U.S Congress or the White House.