||Whilst the latest flogging has been postponed, we remain seriously concerned by Raif
Badawi’s case. The UK condemns the use of cruel, inhuman or degrading punishment in
all circumstances. We have raised Mr Badawi’s case at a senior level with the Saudi
authorities. The UK is a strong supporter of freedom of expression around the world.
We believe that people must be allowed to freely discuss and debate issues, challenge
their governments, exercise the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion,
and speak out against violations of human rights wherever they occur.