A Cartoon Against Every Lash: Campaign for the freedom of Raif Badawi

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By Aseem Trivedi

A Cartoon against Every Lash is a series of 50 cartoons supporting Raif Badawi as a symbolic protest to the 50 lashes, he was flogged publicly on Jan 9. Raif was arrested in 2012 on a charge of insulting Islam through electronic channels and brought to court on several charges including apostasy. He was sentenced to seven years in prison and 600 lashes in 2013, then resentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in prison plus a fine in 2014. The lashes were to be carried out over 20 weeks. The first 50 were administered on January 9, 2015. The second set has so far been postponed.

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