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In 2014, the interior ministry banned Samar Badawi, a prominent human rights activist, from travelling. The ban prevented her from travelling to Brussels for a human rights event where she had planned to champion the release of her then husband, Waleed Abu al-Khair, who is serving a 15-year prison ...
Human rights lawyer Samar Badawi released from Saudi detention. A day after being detained in Saudi Arabia, Samar Badawi has been released from detention. Her reported arrest is thought to have stemmed from her involvement in Saudi human rights campaigning. (13.01.2016) ...

Human rights lawyer Samar Badawi released from Saudi detention. A day after being detained in Saudi Arabia, Samar Badawi has been released from detention. Her reported arrest is thought to have stemmed from her involvement in Saudi human rights campaigning. (13.01.2016) ...
The World Movement for Democracy has expressed its concern and alarm over the summoning of Saudi woman activist for by Jeddah Bureau of Investigation and Prosecution in the city of Jeddah without explanation in Jeddah. This summon according to The World Movement for Democracy, is the latest in ...
Badawi manages her husband Waleed Abulkheir's Twitter account and was reportedly arrested for tweeting a picture of him inside prison. The picture was taken two years ago when Abulkheir, a prominent lawyer and activist, was first imprisoned. In 2014, he was sentenced to 15 years prison time and ...
BEIRUT, Lebanon — Saudi Arabia arrested a prominent human rights activist on Tuesday in what advocacy groups called the kingdom's latest effort to clamp down on dissent. The activist, Samar Badawi, until recently had led the campaign to free her former husband, Waleed Abu al-Khair, a Saudi lawyer ...

HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani spoke with activist Samar Badawi, Raif's sister, about her brother's detention and her relentless fight for his release. In addition to her brother, Samar Badawi's husband is currently also serving time in a Saudi prison. Waleed Abulkhair was sentenced to 15 years ...
On January 9, Raif Badawi—a writer and activist who co-founded the “Free Saudi Liberals” blog—was removed from his prison cell and taken to a public square outside of al-Jafali mosque in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where he was subjected to the first 50 of the 1000 lashes he's been sentenced to receive.
On December 3, officials at Jeddah's King Abdulaziz International Airport prevented Samar Badawi from leaving Saudi Arabia to advocate abroad for the release of her husband, Waleed Abu al-Khair. A lawyer and human rights activist, he is in prison, facing a 15-year term for peacefully criticizing Saudi authorities on Twitter ...
Samar Badawi has been previously been targetted by the authorities for investigation and has been also been subjected to a travel ban in connection with her human rights work.
The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about the ongoing judicial harassment targeting Ms. Samar Badawi, a vocal advocate for imprisoned human rights activists and women's rights in Saudi Arabia, in particular the rights of women to vote ...
"Today's investigation is related to previous issues about my HR [human rights] and civil activities including women's campaign against male guardians," Samar Badawi said in a Twitter post, hours after she had been summoned to appear before ...
Last year, the European Parliament awarded Badawi the prestigious Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Badawi's sister, Samar Badawi was arrested by Saudi authorities in January for handling the Twitter account of her husband, Waleed Abulkheir, ...
Tens of thousands of Saudi citizens, for example, have participated in online campaigns, such as a call to free Samar Badawi, a woman jailed for "parental disobedience" in 2010, and online advocacy campaigns encouraging Saudi women to drive in defiance ...
The award jury for this year is composed of, 2015 International Hrant Dink Award laureate human rights activist Samar Badawi, 2015 International Hrant Dink Award lauraete LGBT association KAOS GL, director, scenarist and producer Atom Egoyan, ...
[2] The government issued a travel ban against activist Samar Badawi in 2014 after she spoke at the Council on behalf of imprisoned Saudi activist Waleed Abu al-Khair.
Abu al-Khair volunteered to represent Samar Badawi in 2010 after she had been jailed for "disobedience" of her father by, among other actions, fleeing to a woman's shelter to avoid 15 years of his abuse.

Abu al-Khair volunteered to represent Samar Badawi in 2010 after she had been jailed for "disobedience" of her father by, among other actions, fleeing to a woman's shelter to avoid 15 years of his abuse.
The only country in the world to carry out the death penalty by beheading, Saudi Arabia shocked the world in January by executing 47 people in a single day, including a Shi'a Muslim cleric.
In January a well-known female human rights activist, Samar Badawi, was detained [JURIST report] and interviewed by Saudi prosecutors, allegedly for her involvement in managing a Twitter account that campaigned for the release of her former husband, ...
On 12 January 2016, prominent Saudi human rights defender Samar Badawi was arrested overnight after she was summoned by the Criminal Investigation Authority in Jeddah.
On January 12, prominent human rights lawyer Samar Badawi was arbitrarily arrested and questioned about links to a Twitter account campaigning for the release of imprisoned human rights lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair.
Last month a well-known female human rights activist, Samar Badawi, was detained [JURIST report] and interviewed by Saudi prosecutors, allegedly for her involvement in managing a Twitter account that campaigned for the release of her former husband, ...
Saudi Arabia began the year with the execution of 47 people, among them Shi'ite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, while recently arresting Samar Badawi, sister of the imprisoned blogger Raif Badawi. North Korea, itself a mass human rights violator, began by ...
The recipients are broad ranging: in 2015 it was granted to Kaos GL, an organisation that promotes LGBTI rights in Turkey, and to Samar Badawi, a Saudi Arabian women's rights activist. In 2014 it was given to Sebnem Korur Financ?, a forensic scientist ...
Suppression of human rights activism in Saudi Arabia Saudi officials arrested Samar Badawi, a prominent advocate for human rights and gender equality, earlier this week and held her for several days without charges before releasing her on Wednesday.
Ten Yemeni detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay are being resettled in Oman, the U.S. Department of Defense announced yesterday.
His sister Samar Badawi, human rights activist, was arrested on Tuesday. She was charged with having administered the Twitter account of her imprisoned husband Waleed Abulkhair, human rights advocate who worked as a lawyer.
Prominent human rights activist Samar Badawi was briefly detained in Jeddah this week for questioning. Her brother, Raif Badawi, is currently serving a 10-year sentence for insulting Islam.
25, 2013. Amnesty International's Quebec branch says the eldest sister of jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi has been released after 24 hours in detention.
According to the information received, on January 6, 2016, Ms. Samar Badawi was summoned by the Criminal Investigation Authority in Jeddah for interrogation concerning activity on the Twitter account of her detained ex-husband, human rights lawyer Mr.
MONTREAL - Amnesty International's Quebec branch said on Wednesday the eldest sister of jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi has been released after 24 hours in detention.
Saudi human rights activist Samar Badawi was arrested for allegedly running the Twitter account of her husband, human rights lawyer Waleed Abulkhair, who is serving a 15-year sentence for his conviction under an antiterrorism law that includes charges ...
MONTREAL - Amnesty International's Quebec branch said on Wednesday the eldest sister of jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi has been released after 24 hours in detention.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Human Rights Watch says Saudi rights activist Samar Badawi is free after having been briefly questioned by authorities.
The sister of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes, was arrested Jan. 12, Amnesty International said, calling it "damning proof" of the kingdom's human rights abuses.
Ensaf Haidar, Raif Badawi's wife and president of a foundation lobbying for his release, said Samar Badawi was charged with running al-Khair's Twitter account.
The wife of imprisoned Saudi human rights lawyer and activist Waleed Abu al-Khair is reported to have been arrested in Saudi Arabia.
The sister of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes, was arrested Tuesday, Amnesty International said, calling it "damning proof" of the kingdom's human rights abuses.
(CNN) Samar Badawi, a notable human rights activist in Saudi Arabia, was arrested on Tuesday, according to Amnesty International.
MONTREAL - A group that is supporting jailed blogger Raif Badawi says his eldest sister has also been arrested in Saudi Arabia. The Raif Badawi Foundation says Samar Badawi was detained today for allegedly posting on the Twitter account of her ...
Badawi manages her husband Waleed Abulkheir's Twitter account and was reportedly arrested for tweeting a picture of him inside prison.


 

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