(CNN) — A Saudi court has sentenced a activist to seven years in prison and 600 lashes for violating the nation’s anti-cybercrime law, Human Rights Watch reported Wednesday. A Jeddah Criminal Court found Raif Badawi, who has been in prison since June 2012, guilty this week of insulting Islam through his website and in television comments. “This incredibly harsh sentence for a peaceful blogger makes a mockery of Saudi Arabia’s claims that it supports reform and religious dialogue,” said Nadim Houry, the deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch. “A man who wanted to discuss religion has already been locked up for a year and now faces 600 lashes and seven years in prison.” His lawyer, Waleed Abu al-Khair, told Human Rights Watch that Judge al-Harbi read the verdict Monday. The court is expected to send him a written notification by August 6. They’ll have 30 days to appeal.
Bro I know we’re both bloggers. I know we should have each other’s back. Blogger code and shit. If I was ever getting waterboarded or some shit for making fun of Blindos or Hondos, I’d hope you’d come to my defense.
But as a blogger in Saudi Arabia what the fuck are you doing bashing Islam? You’re just flat out asking for 600 lashes and 7 years in prison if you do that. Make fun of Christianity. Make fun of Westerners. Post pictures of sexy bitches in burkas. But stay the F away from Islam jokes. Probably just shouldn’t blog at all if you’re in the Middle East. I mean if you’re in a country where they chop off people’s limbs regularly as punishment. Not exactly the best sense of humor in good old Mecca. Can you imagine what the punishments would have been for Barstool throughout the years under Saudi Arabian law? I think we’d be at a combined 1,000,000 lashes at this point. Although they treat broads like shit over there so maybe in some way we’d all get along. Medina.Barstoolsports.com here we come!