Sister of the well known human rights activist Raif Badawi, Samar is „a strong voice“ as Hillary Clinton said when Badawi got the „International Woman of Courage Award“. She fought for driving licences for women in Saudi-Arabia e.g. Samar Badawi was put in jail already 2008 – for having fled her sexual abuser (in this case her father). He had incriminated her for „disobedience against parents“. Yeah well, the victims are the ones who get punished; that’s not new (and not specific to Saudi-Arabia).
After a police questioning the day before yesterday, she is free again. „Free“ physically at least. By the way: Here is the twitter address of King Salman of Saudi-Arabia: @KingSalman
But who knows – asking massively for freedom for her and her brother might even worsen things.