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Editor Jailed For 7 Years and Sentenced to 600 LASHES After Starting 'Free Saudi Liberals' Website

Editor Jailed For 7 Years and Sentenced to 600 LASHES After Starting 'Free Saudi Liberals' Website

PUBLISHED: 09:46 EST, 30 July 2013 | UPDATED: 10:51 EST, 30 July 2013

The editor of a Saudi Arabian social website has been sentenced to seven years in prison and 600 lashes for founding an Internet forum that violates Islamic values and propagates liberal thought, Saudi media reported on Tuesday.

Raif Badawi, who started the 'Free Saudi Liberals' website to discuss the role of religion in Saudi Arabia, has been held since June 2012 on charges of cyber crime and disobeying his father - a crime in the conservative kingdom and top U.S. ally.

Al-Watan newspaper said the judge had also ordered the closure of the website.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2381309/Editor-jaile...

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political opposition =

political opposition = "CYBERCRIME"

Yeah, thats what i thought........uk news a couple of days ago was talking about "cybercrime" being its BIGGEST concern, and the only evidence i saw, was a quick interview with someone who hadnt realised that a bit of money had been taken from i assume an account over a long period, NO DETAILS, no realisation of the obsurdity of yet again "using a nuke for a dissagreement" solution.......saudi's have used, uk have used, the us have used it........cybercrime will be used more for then just crime.......this is their way to reign, shape, censor and control the internet.........cybercrime will be the internets buzzword, as terrorism is the wars buzzword


No one could survive this. I think 100 would most likely be a human could endure and even that is probably too high.


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That's what I was thinking.

The article said the judge dropped apostasy from the charges, thus sparing the death penalty, then imposed 600 lashes. I don't see how anyone could survive...

Undo what Wilson did

I read somewhere that

the Saudi's are getting quite restless against the House of Saud, and there have been public demonstrations.
I haven't found anything in MSM.
Wonder if the CIA is stirring the pot with it's dirty fingers.
Has anyone else come across this?

Saudi Royal Family Are Very Well Protected By U.S. Assets

Money buys alot of protection..