Court reprieve for liberal Saudi blogger

ArabianBusiness.com 23 January 2013
By Claire Valdini

A court in Saudi Arabia has referred the case of a liberal blogger, accused of insulting Islam, back to the lower court, meaning he may not be sentenced to death if found guilty.

Raif Badawi, a co-founder of the website Liberal Saudi Network, was arrested last year accused of apostasy and disobedience. A judge on Tuesday refused to charge Badawi, instead referring the case back to a lower court, BBC News reported. (continue reading...)