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Saudi Arabia: public flogging of blogger 'cruel and inhuman,' says UN rights chief

New York, Jan 16 (IBNS) The top United Nations human rights official has issued an appeal to the Saudi Arabia to halt the punishment of Ra'ef Badawi, an online blogger sentenced to public flogging for "peacefully exercising his right to freedom of opinion and expression," according to the UN human rights office (OHCHR).