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Saudi Arabia rejects interference in blogger case

The Saudi Arabian foreign ministry rejected on Thursday criticism made by some countries and international organisations on the arrest of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Saudi blogger Badawi again avoids flogging: Amnesty

Saudi Arabian blogger Raef Badawi avoided further flogging on Friday, Amnesty International said, marking the fifth straight week that his 1,000-lash sentence has not been carried out.

Saudi Arabia postpones flogging of blogger for third week

Saudi Arabia postponed Friday the flogging of a blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam for a third week in a row, his wife said.

Saudi Arabia to delay activist's flogging for 2nd time: Amnesty

Saudi Arabia plans to delay the public flogging of a rights activist on medical grounds, Amnesty International said on Thursday, raising the possibility that Riyadh may be trying to quietly drop the punishment that has drawn international rebuke.

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.

UN urges Saudi king to halt 'cruel' flogging of blogger

The UN human rights chief on Thursday urged the Saudi king to pardon a blogger sentenced to 10 years jail plus 1,000 lashes, and to review the "cruel" penalty of flogging.

Iran President Ahmadinejad will not be flogged: Spokesman

An Iranian government spokesman has dismissed a media report that claimed President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could face 74 lashes for breaking the country`s election rules.

Two Indian liquor dealers sentenced to jail, flogging

Two Indian nationals have been sentenced to one year in prison each and flogging for manufacturing and selling liquor in Saudi Arabia where alcohol is strictly prohibited.

Drunkards should be flogged, says Anna

Noted social activist and anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare wants those who drink should be beaten and humiliated in public, which, he believes, will force them to get rid of their habit of drinking.

Saudi Arabia flogs orphan girls for ‘act of mischief’

The girls received 10 lashes each under the country`s strict Islamic law.

Woman accuses Taliban of flogging; files case in Pak court

One of the three women who have
come forward to accuse Taliban of flogging them Tuesday filed a
case against three militants in a court in Swat in northwest Pakistan.

Taliban executes pregnant woman on adultery charge

Taliban insurgents publicly flogged an Afghan woman for alleged adultery.

Video of 17-year-old Swat girl’s flogging was ‘fake’

The video footage showing a 17-year-old Swat girl being publicly flogged by the Taliban has been termed a “fake” by its maker.

New video shows Taliban flogging men in Pakistan

Taliban militants flog two men and a teenage boy in a video that has emerged from Pakistan`s tribal belt.

Sudanese teen flogged for wearing "indecent" skirt

A 16-year-old Christian girl from southern Sudan said on Friday she was lashed 50 times for wearing a skirt deemed indecent by authorities in the north who enforce a strict version of Islamic law.

One accused identified in public girl flogging case: Pak

Pakistani authorities have
identified one of the Taliban militants seen in a video of the
public flogging of a girl in the restive Swat valley – an
incident that had shocked people around the world earlier this