Saudi Blogger Sentenced to 600 Lashes

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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.

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