By Allison Lampert MONTREAL (Reuters) – Imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi has been on a hunger strike since Tuesday after being transferred to a “new isolated” prison, his wife, Ensaf Haidar, said on Thursday. Haidar, who lives in Canada where she and their three children were granted political asylum, confirmed the news by phone after tweeting it. Colette Lelievre, a Montreal-based campaign organizer with Amnesty International, said Thursday the group had been told Badawi was transferred to a different prison for “administrative reasons.” Amnesty had not yet independently confirmed he started a hunger strike.
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Imprisoned Saudi blogger on hunger strike, wife says