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09/02/2015 07:47 GMT | Updated 09/02/2015 09:59 GMT

Prince Charles' Visit To Saudi Arabia Should Be The Time For Human Rights Questions

Prince Charles is currently on a six-day tour of the Middle East and reports suggest he is set for a confrontation with Saudi officials over the fate of a blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes.

Raif Badawi was handed the draconian punishment and imprisoned for 10 years for criticising Saudi Arabia's powerful clerics and ridiculing the country's morality police on a liberal blog he founded.

The flogging is to be administered over 20 weekly sessions, with 50 lashes each week, the fist of which was last month.

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The Prince in Riyadh last year

According to reports, Prince Charles is to raise the issue with Saudi Arabia's new king, Salman bin Abdulaziz, who took the throne after the death of King Abdullah in January.

While no doubt a good start, here are seven other topics Prince Charles should raise while in Saudi Arabia.

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(Data from Human Rights Watch 2015 world report)