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Ensaf Haidar: Saudi Clerics and Administration Official

ensaf haidar: She said she would like to meet President Donald Trump to talk about how he can help free Badawi, according to National Observer. Trump is the only solution at the moment, Haidar said in an interview. Ensaf Haidar, who lives in Sherbrooke, Que., with her three children, said Pence's comments were the first time a U.S. administration official has publicly mentioned her husband by name. The Canadian government, meanwhile, hasn't done enough to secure Badawi's freedom, she said. The 35-year-old blogger was arrested on June 17, 2012, and was later sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail for his online criticism of Saudi clerics. Pence told an audience at the State Department that Saudi Arabia would go a long way towards restoring its international reputation if it released Badawi. ( As reported in the news.