Saturday, October 30, 2010

Saudi woman freed after six months in jail for disobeying her father...

A Saudi woman jailed for disobeying her father has been freed after more than six months in prison, her lawyer said on Tuesday.

Samar Badawi, who was thrown in prison without formal charge or trial by a Jeddah judge, was released on Monday after a 12-day concerted media and internet campaign on her behalf by human rights activists inside and outside Saudi Arabia, said lawyer Waleed Abu Alkhair.

The activists had petitioned for King Abdullah to intervene in the case, which they said was an example of the abuses of the country's rigid guardian system for women. More...

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