Protesters simulate a flogging in front of the Saudi embassy in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 15, 2015 during a demonstration against the 10-year prison sentence and 1,000 lashes of Saudi activist Raef Badawi for “insulting Islam” in a blogpost. The 31-year-old received a first installment of 50 lashes on Jan. 9, 2015 and is expected to have 20 weekly whipping sessions until his punishment is complete.
Protesters simulate a flogging in front of the Saudi embassy in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 15, 2015 during a demonstration against the 10-year prison sentence and 1,000 lashes of Saudi activist Raef Badawi for “insulting Islam” in a blogpost. The 31-year-old received a first installment of 50 lashes on Jan. 9, 2015 and is expected to have 20 weekly whipping sessions until his punishment is complete. NICHOLAS KAMM AFP/GETTY IMAGES
Protesters simulate a flogging in front of the Saudi embassy in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 15, 2015 during a demonstration against the 10-year prison sentence and 1,000 lashes of Saudi activist Raef Badawi for “insulting Islam” in a blogpost. The 31-year-old received a first installment of 50 lashes on Jan. 9, 2015 and is expected to have 20 weekly whipping sessions until his punishment is complete. NICHOLAS KAMM AFP/GETTY IMAGES

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