A Saudi Arabian blogger was earlier this year sentenced to 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam which meant that he would be flogged 50 times every Friday for 20 weeks – but his wife has revealed that he could now face the death penalty.
After Raif Badawi’s first beating in Jeddah on January 9 this year, the process was paused when doctors ruled that a week later his scars had not healed sufficiently for him to face another round.
The punishment has since been postponed each week on medical grounds but the government has so far failed to come up with a long term solution, reports UK Mirror.
Yesterday, his wife, Ensaf Haidar, said her country’s criminal courts want him to undergo a retrial for apostasy, which means he could be sentenced to death.
Lord have mercy!!!