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Saudi blogger's plight 'raised' during Charles visit

The case of jailed Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi has been raised during Prince Charles' trip to the country, ITV News understands.

Badawi was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes after setting up a website for Saudi liberals and being accused of insulting Islam.

The activist's wife has told ITV News she hopes Charles "speaks about Raif's situation immediately and asks for his immediate release."

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Amnesty urges Prince Charles to raise flogging issue with Saudi King

Amnesty International has urged Prince Charles to raise the issue of the blogger Raif Badawi, who has been sentenced to flogging, when he meets members of the Saudi royal family today.

Kate Allen, director of Amnesty International UK, said "how can you be in that country, meeting the leaders of it, and not use the opportunities that there are?"

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