Imprisoned Saudi blogger’s wife protests at embassy in Vienna

Ensaf Haidar, wife of the imprisoned Saudi Arabian blogger, Raif Badawi, holds a sign reading '#FreeRaif' during an Amnesty International organized solidarity demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Vienna, Austria, October 6, 2015. EPA/GEORG HOCHMUTH

VIENNA, Austria – The wife of imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi has joined a small group of protesters in front of the Saudi Embassy in Vienna to demand his release.

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Ensaf Haidar and a few dozen other demonstrators chanted “Stop torture!” and Free Raif!” in Tuesday’s protest, which was organized by Amnesty International.

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Haidar, who lives in Quebec with the couple’s three children, is on a European tour to push for the release of her husband.

Badawi is serving a 10-year sentence after being convicted of breaking Saudi Arabia’s technology laws and insulting Islamic religious figures through his blog.

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He also was sentenced to 1,000 lashes over 20 weekly sessions and fined $266,000.

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The flogging has been suspended since Badawi received 50 lashes in January.

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