Imprisoned Saudi blogger's health deteriorating, wife says

Imprisoned Saudi blogger's health deteriorating, wife says

Haidar takes part in a demonstration calling for the release of her husband, Raif Badawi, on Parliament Hill in OttawaBy Allison Lampert MONTREAL (Reuters) – Imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, recent recipient of one of Europe’s most prestigious human rights awards, has suffered fainting spells and deteriorating health because of a lengthy hunger strike, his wife said on Thursday. Ensaf Haidar, who was granted asylum in Canada with the couple’s three children, said by phone she hoped her husband would end a hunger strike he initiated more than 20 days ago to protest his transfer to a different prison in Saudi Arabia. A member of Amnesty International in Canada said by email they were not able to confirm the hunger strike.

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