Raif Badawi, the Saudi blogger who was sentenced 10 years and was due to receive 1000 lashes for insulting Islam on an internet platform he created, is due to take the remaining 950 lashes. But his wife, Ensaf Haidar says his husband is not well.
Haider recently received an award named after his husband in Germany. Her husband was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment and 1000 lashes but he was only able to take 50 lashes due to international outcry and what health grounds.
The wife said her husband has high blood pressure and if the lashings resume, it could endanger his life. Haider is in Canada with their children.