Saudi blogger spared flogging
Saudi Arabia postponed a planned flogging of blogger Raif Badawi for a fifth consecutive week, Amnesty International said Friday. Badawi, who was spared lashes for unknown reasons, is serving 10 years in prison and was sentenced to 1,000 lashes for blog posts criticizing Saudi Arabia’s clerics. The first 50 lashes were delivered on Jan. 9 and Amnesty said none has taken place since then. Some were postponed for medical reasons.