Swedish FM: Saudi lashing sentence for blogger medieval

GMT 14:14 2015 Tuesday ,09 June

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Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom
Stockholm - Arab Today

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom on Tuesday accused Saudi Arabia of handing a "medieval" punishment to a blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam.

"My opinion is that it's a medieval sentence. It's a medieval method that does not have its place in a society that allows a free media and allows people to express their point of view," Wallstrom told Swedish Radio.

The minister was reiterating comments that led to a diplomatic row between Stockholm and Riyadh in March.

 

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