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For wife of imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi: ‘It’s a life of waiting’

For wife of imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi: ‘It’s a life of waiting’

Posted: 20th September 2015 By: Evelyne Abitbol Category: Fondation News Comment: 0

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“It’s a life of waiting,” said Ensaf Haidar, whose husband, Raif Badawi, a blogger who has been imprisoned in Saudi Arabia for almost four years.

Haidar, who lives in exile in Canada with their three young children, is in Washington this week, meeting with members of Congress and officials at the State Department trying to persuade the U.S. government to put more effort into seeking her husband’s release.

Badawi, 31, was sentenced in 2014 to ten years in prison and 1,000 lashes, along with a fine of more than $250,000, for criticizing Saudi Arabia’s powerful religious and political leaders on his Saudi Liberal Network Web site. To read more…

 

 

 

 

 

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