MONTREAL — Amnesty International says today’s scheduled flogging of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi was postponed.
Badawi is serving 10 years in prison and has also been sentenced to 1,000 lashes for a blog criticizing Saudi Arabia’s clerics.
The first 50 lashes were delivered three weeks ago and he was expected to receive 50 more every week for the following 19 weeks.
Since then the flogging sessions have been put off because Badawi’s wounds have not sufficiently healed.
Amnesty International gave no other details on its website today.
Badawi’s wife, who lives in Quebec, joined an all-party coalition of MPs on Parliament Hill on Thursday urging Prime Minister Stephen Harper to intervene personally with the Saudis to push for his release.