Posts Tagged ‘ Samar Badawi ’

Free at least for now

Jan 13th, 2016 11:14 am | By

Samar Badawi has been released, but it’s not yet clear whether that’s on bail or free without conditions.

Deutsche Welle just says she’s been released. It quotes Jaafar Abdul Karim:

Jaafar Abdul Karim ‏@jaafarAbdulKari
Human Rights Activist #Samar_Badawi, sister of @raif_badawi, was released after an interrogation and is now home with her infant daughter.

But Vice reports that she’s free on bail.

Update: Samar Badawi has been released from her interrogation and is now free on bail.

But Ensaf Haidar said five hours ago that she’s free.

For those asking me about Samar Badawi: She was released yesterday after being questioned by the security officials. She is not required to go back to them. Let us hope that

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CFI to Saudi Arabia: release Samar Badawi

Jan 12th, 2016 12:17 pm | By

CFI on the arrest of Samar Badawi:

The Center for Inquiry has learned that Saudi human rights activist Samar Badawi has been arrested for allegedly operating the Twitter account of her husband, jailed human rights attorney Waleed Abu al-Khair. Ms. Badawi is also the sister of jailed dissident Raif Badawi, and Mr. al-Khair was Mr. Badawi’s lawyer before he himself was jailed.

The Center for Inquiry emphatically demands that Saudi Arabia immediately and unconditionally release Ms. Badawi, and drop any charges brought against her. Samar is a valued ally and friend of the Center for Inquiry. CFI has worked closely with her to promote freedom of thought and expression in Saudi Arabia, and to fight for the release of

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