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Activist Samar Badawi Fights For Release Of Imprisoned Brother And Husband

In a case that has sparked condemnation around the world, Saudi Arabia postponed the public flogging of a liberal blogger for the sixth time on Friday.

A Saudi court convicted Raif Badawi, the author of the website Free Saudi Liberals, of insulting Islam and sentenced the blogger to ten years in prison and 20 sessions of public flogging. Badawi was subjected to the first round of lashes on Jan. 9 but the following sessions have all been postponed.

HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani spoke with activist Samar Badawi, Raif's sister, about her brother's detention and her relentless fight for his release. In addition to her brother, Samar Badawi's husband is currently also serving time in a Saudi prison. Waleed Abulkhair was sentenced to 15 years for harming the reputation of the Saudi Kingdom after defending Samar's brother.

"They are not criminals. They didn’t do anything," Badawi said.

Watch the video above to hear about Badawi and her fight for her family.

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