Saudi blogger Raif Badawi (below) is only 50 lashes into his 1,000-lashes punishment for the “crime” of “insulting Islam.” But there’s reason to believe he won’t receive any more and that his prison sentence will be drastically reduced.
This is still premature. Amnesty International has not yet confirmed this; their last statement on Badawi was that his second set of lashes, set for this morning, would be postponed for a second week in a row on health grounds.
But I hope the German sources are accurate.
(Thanks to Richard for the link and Ezekiel and Michael for the translation help)