Sister of jailed Saudi blogger imprisoned: NGO

US First Lady Michelle Obama (L) and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pose with Samar Badawi as she receives the 2012 International Women of Courage AwardThe sister of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes, was arrested Tuesday, Amnesty International said, calling it “damning proof” of the kingdom’s human rights abuses. Samar Badawi was detained in the morning in Jeddah with her two-year-old daughter and interrogated by police for four hours before being transferred to Dhaban prison, the NGO said in a statement. Raif Badawi’s wife, Ensaf Haidar, posted on Twitter that her sister-in-law was arrested on charges that she was managing a prominent human-rights activist’s account.

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