Posts Tagged ‘Amnesty International’

Saudi Blogger Sentenced to 1,000 Lashes for Insulting Islam

A Saudi blogger who was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes received the first 50 of his 1,000 lashes today (Friday) in a public flogging that commenced after morning prayers outside a mosque in Jiddah. London-based human rights group Amnesty International said Raif Baddawi will receive 50 lashes once a week for…

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Pregnant Christian Woman to be Executed for Leaving Islam

A pregnant Sudanese woman who is a devout Christian is willing to die for her religious beliefs. On May 15, Meriam Yahya Ibrahim, 27, was sentenced to death by hanging for refusing to renounce her Christian faith. The death sentence will be carried out after Meriam, who is 9 months pregnant, gives birth and weans…

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