Samar Badawi: We Must Champion Jailed Saudi Rights Activists

Samar Badawi is a Saudi human rights activist whose husband and brother are currently jailed for their activism. She spoke about both cases.



Samar Badawi is a Saudi Arabian human rights activist. She first came to prominence when her father filed legal charges of disobedience against her under Saudi Arabia’s male guardianship law. She filed a charge against him of ‘adhl’ – refusing to allow her to marry. Waleed_and_Samar_02_06_20145

Over the course of the case, during which she was briefly imprisoned, she fell in love with her lawyer, Waleed Abu al-Khair, who she later married.

Her brother is Raif Badawi, a prominent Saudi human rights activist who is currently imprisoned for founding the website Saudi Liberal Bloggers, aiming to open a discussion about the system of government in Saudi Arabia. To see the details click here

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