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!!!Saudi Arabia, Free Raif Badawi

Group members are participating in the regular Thursday vigils in support of blogger Raif Badawi. Raif was flogged in public 50 times in Janaury -- an unspeakably cruel and shocking act by the Saudi Arabian authorities. Not only that, he has 950 lashes and nearly a decade in prison left to serve -- simply for blogging about free speech.

Raif is due to be flogged 50 times every week after Friday prayers until he has been lashed 1,000 times. Vigils will be held outside the Saudi Arabian embassy every Thursday while Raif remains in danger.

Ask Saudi authorities to halt the barbaric punishment and to free this prisoner of conscience.

29 January 2015 Medical expert: Repeated floggings of Saudi Arabian blogger may cause long-term damage