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MIDDLE EAST  Wife of Raif Badawi, Saudi Prisoner, Feels Pain From Afar

MIDDLE EAST Wife of Raif Badawi, Saudi Prisoner, Feels Pain From Afar

Posted: 28th July 2016 By: Evelyne Abitbol Category: News Comment: 0

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Ensaf Haidar with a picture of her imprisoned husband, Raif Badawi, during a protest outside the Saudi Embassy in Vienna in October. Credit Georg Hochmuth/European Pressphoto Agency

Ensaf Haidar with a picture of her imprisoned husband, Raif Badawi, during a protest outside the Saudi Embassy in Vienna in October. Credit Georg Hochmuth/European Pressphoto Agency

His writings had challenged Saudi Arabia’s religious establishment. In October, the European Union honored him with its top human rights award, the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.

 Since his arrest, Ms. Haidar, 36, has become an outspoken campaigner on his behalf. She organizes weekly protests with Amnesty International and recently published a memoir, “Raif Badawi, The Voice of Freedom: My Husband, Our Story,” written with Andrea C. Hoffmann, an author and journalist.
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