BBC News - Saudi blogger Badawi 'flogged for Islam insult'
Attacks on freedom of speech? Nonetheless if someone knows something is illegal in their homeland why bother breaking the law and expect to get away with it?A Saudi Arabian blogger has been publicly flogged after being convicted of cybercrime and insulting Islam, reports say.
Raif Badawi, who was sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail, was flogged 50 times. The flogging will be carried out weekly, campaigners say.
Rights groups condemned his conviction and the US appealed for clemency.