Ensaf Haider, wife of blogger Raif Badawi (image below) sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1000 lashings, 50 lashes to be delivered every Friday until complete has informed the media that her husband’s case has been referred to the Supreme Court by the king’s office.
…the referral, made before he was flogged 50 times last Friday, gave him hope that officials would end his punishment.
A second round of lashings was postponed for medical reasons….
In 2012, he was arrested in Jeddah and charged with ‘insulting Islam through electronic channels” and “going beyond the realm of obedience’.[…]
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