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In uncommon US analysis, Pence urges Saudis to free blogger Badawi

VP Mike Pence on Thursday encouraged Saudi Arabia to free Raif Badawi, a blogger imprisoned and openly whipped for offending Islam, in an uncommon analysis of the US partner as he pledged to advocate religious opportunity around the world.

Addressing many government priests who flew in for a meeting on religious freedom, Pence offered regular US condemnations of enemies, for example, China, Iran and Venezuela.

Be that as it may, Pence likewise raised the instance of Badawi, whose open whipping in a Jeddah square in 2015 provoked a universal hubbub, as he gathered him with detainees from Eritrea, Mauritania and Pakistan who he considered as being held for religious articulation.

"In Saudi Arabia, blogger Raif Badawi is still in jail for the supposed wrongdoing of reprimanding Islam through electronic methods," Pence said.

"Each of the four of these men have remained with regards to religious freedom, the activity of their confidence, in spite of incredible weight. Also,…