Saudi Arabia, a place where one can still visit the 7th century and not be in a museum……..
‘The crowd were shouting Allahu Akbar. A man was striking Raif with all his might’: Wife of Saudi blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes reveals horror as she saw him punished
Ensaf Haidar, has described the horror of seeing her husband Raif Badawi, receiving his first 50 lashes after being sentenced to 1,000 in Saudi Arabia for insulting Islam. Badawi, a blogger was also sentenced to 10 years in jail, in a verdict later upheld by the country’s supreme court. In a new book, his wife describes how she was at her home in Canada when she heard about the sentence and how she then watched in horror the footage of the first round of lashes on the internet. The couple are pictured right and a still from the video which appeared online is seen left.