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ScottF
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He's gone through one round of 50 lashes and his second is coming up. According to the article, flogging is (unsurprisingly) against the torture conventions of the UN, of which Saudi Arabia is a member. Wonder what they'll do about it?

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/01/15/377525994/jailed-saudi-blogger-raif-badawi-faces-second-round-of-public-flogging

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His wife doesn't think he'll survive another round of lashes, but ironically if he dies the sentence becomes legal since execution is allowed but torture isn't.
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Well the good news is that if he manages to survive all 20 weeks he can recover for the next 10 years in prison.

One day in a distant future oil will be worth nothing and the Saudii government will choke on sand instead of dollar bills.

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This is a job for ... Anonymous.

Hope they hack Soddy servers, fill national and judicial websites with Charlie Hebdo images, expose porn habits and homosexual dalliances of wahabbi clerics, in synch with the floggings..

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quote:
One day in a distant future oil will be worth nothing and the Saudii government will choke on sand instead of dollar bills.
... if only there were policy options that could speed that day along that the US government could pursue.

...And, if only the US had credibility to denounce torture on the international stage, instead of having been a bad actor in that arena for large chunks of the last 15 years, and were not actively involved in shielding its own torturers from prosecution.

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PSRT is right that we have no creds on the torture angle, but there are others. Saudi Arabia fancies itself the guardian and dispenser of Islam, and will suffer considerable humiliation of the western world uses this incident to point out that Soddy extremism and religious SADISM is ISIS' raison d'etre.

Shame on Bush Sr for preventing Saddam from taking that sodding peninsula.

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