British expat due to be flogged in Saudi is freed

A British man who was due to receive 350 lashes as a punishment for possession of alcohol in Saudi Arabia is to be released within a few days.

Karl Andree who has been threatened with 350 lashes in Saudi Arabia after being caught with home-made wine.

Karl Andree who has been threatened with 350 lashes in Saudi Arabia after being caught with home-made wine, is to be released. Image by PA Wire

Karl Andree, 74, has already served a year in prison after homemade wine was found in his car. His sentence caused huge controversy as it heaped attention on Saudi’s widely-criticized human rights record. Read more: theguardian.co.uk 

Undated family handout photo of Simon Andree (left) with his father Karl Andree who has been threatened with 350 lashes in Saudi Arabia after being caught with home-made wine. David Cameron is writing to the Saudi government about the "extremely concerning" case of the Briton.

Undated family handout photo of Simon Andree (left) with his father Karl Andree who had been threatened with 350 lashes in Saudi Arabia after being caught with home-made wine. . Image by PA Wire

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