Sister of jailed Saudi blogger released from detention
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. Samar Badawi was freed from a Saudi jail earlier in the day but a spokeswoman for Amnesty said it wasn’t clear under what conditions. Badawi was detained for allegedly posting on the Twitter account of her brother’s lawyer, Waleed Abulkhair. It was unclear if there was a bail attached to her release, but Amnesty’s spokeswoman Anne Ste-Marie said Samar Badawi is due back with authorities for interrogation today.