Ensaf Haidar, wife of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi
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Saudi blogger Raif Badawi sentence 'a slow death', says wife

12 June 2015 Last updated at 10:23 BST

Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court has upheld the sentence of 1,000 lashes and 10 years of imprisonment on blogger Raif Badawi, despite a foreign outcry.

Mr Badawi ran the Liberal Saudi Network, which encouraged online debate on religious and political issues for four years.

He was arrested in 2012 for "insulting Islam through electronic channels".

Speaking from Canada, his wife Ensaf Haidar told BBC's Newsnight she feared his punishment would start again after Friday prayers.

This video contains brief images of Mr Badawi's punishment, which some viewers may find disturbing.