Saudi Blogger Sentenced to 600 Lashes
Posted: 7/31/2013  |  By: Newser
A Saudi blogger has been sentenced to seven years in prison and 600 lashes for using his website to insult Islam. Believe it or not, that's a lighter sentence than Raif Badawi, 35, might have received: he was originally arrested last year for apostasy (or abandoning religion), a crime that is punishable by death in Saudi Arabia, the BBC reports.