Saudi Arabia Arrests Samar Badawi, Human Rights Advocate

January 12, 2016 11:17 PM

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Saudi Arabia Arrests Samar Badawi, Human Rights Advocate

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 currently serving a 15-year sentence in connection with his own activism.

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