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Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Saudi Appeals Court Upholds Harsh Blasphemy Sentence
AFP reports that an appellate court in Saudi Arabia has upheld a sentence of ten years in jail, 1000 lashes, and a fine equivalent to nearly $267,000 (US) imposed on the founder of a liberal human rights group. The sentence was imposed on Raef Badawi for "creating a website insulting Islam," and criticizing the religious police.