Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Lashes, lashes, and more lashes

"Abdul Jawad was sentenced to five years in jail and 1,000 lashes earlier this month. Three friends who appeared on the show with him got two-year terms and 300 lashes each. And LBC, which is owned by the Saudi billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, had its license from the Ministry of Culture and Information suspended and had to close down its offices in Riyadh and Jeddah in August because of the show." Notice that LBC does not dare say a word against Saudi bans, censorship, and rule. (thanks Sarah)