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  אייר 9, 5774 , 09/05/14

Saudi Blogger Given 10 Years, Lashes for 'Insulting Islam'

A Saudi court has imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi for 10 years for "insulting Islam" and setting up a liberal web forum, the BBC reported, citing local media.

As part of the verdict, which was handed down on Wednesday, Badasi was also sentenced to 1,000 lashes and ordered to pay a fine of 1 million riyals ($266,000).

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