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Wife of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi won’t stop fighting until he’s free

    Monday, January 19, 2015 - 15:41
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    Ensaf Haidar, wife of Raif Badawi, and their 10 year old son Tirad, pose in their home, as a large banner with her husband's image, hangs on the wall behind them, in Sherbrooke, Quebec, January 14, 2015. Badawi, a Saudi liberal was convicted of publishing

    Guest writer: Verity Stevenson, in a special to the Globe and Mail
     

    Ensaf Haidar stood beside the kitchen table, urging her three children to eat. Newspapers featuring her husband’s face on the front were spread in the spaces between three pizza boxes, and a banner covering most of the wall showed him as well, with several dozen signatures of those who attended a #FreeRaif vigil in Montreal.
     

    “All he did was blog,” his wife said through an interpreter in an interview with The Globe and Mail on Wednesday. “Until the last moment, I couldn’t believe it. I kept telling him it wasn’t going to happen. It’s impossible, it doesn’t seem real.”  Read full story on the Globe and Mail website

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