Saudi Arabia postpones flogging of blogger on medical grounds: Wife

Saudi Arabia postponed until next week Friday`s flogging of a blogger jailed for insulting Islam, citing medical reasons, a week after he received the first 50 of 1,000 lashes, his wife said.

AFP| Last Updated: Jan 16, 2015, 19:14 PM IST

Dubai: Saudi Arabia postponed until next week Friday`s flogging of a blogger jailed for insulting Islam, citing medical reasons, a week after he received the first 50 of 1,000 lashes, his wife said.

"The prison doctor saw (Raef) Badawi`s health does not allow his flogging today," Ensaf Haidar said, speaking to AFP by telephone from Canada, where she has sought asylum with her three children.