THE INDEPENDANT UK – By Bill Law – If charged under Saudi Arabia’s draconian anti-terror legislation, Ms Badawi could be facing a lengthy jail sentence
The Saudi human rights activist Samar Badawi was released from custody in the early hours of Wednesday morning. But her arrest has inflicted further damage to the reputation of a kingdom already condemned for flogging her brother, the blogger Raif Badawi.
Ms Badawi who was presented with the International Women of Courage Award by Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton in 2012, was arrested on Tuesday night, interrogated, then sent to the same prison where her husband, the human rights lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair, and her activist brother are being held.
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