The new Saudi King Salman has issued a decree pardoning what are described as “public right” prisoners, which could include Mr Badawi.
Suad al-Shammary, a rights activist and lawyer who worked with Mr Badawi on his blog, was released on Friday.
She had been held for three months without charge over comments she made on Twitter, which her opponents portrayed as anti-Islamic.
Wo. If she can, Raif can.
Mr Badawi’s wife, Ensaf Haidar – who lives in Canada – told the BBC she was buoyed by Friday’s developments.
“I ask the world to remain by my side until Raif is released.”
She said she now hated Fridays – the day of lashings. “I turn into a mess, until I know his [Raif’s] fate.”
I bet Thursdays aren’t so hot either. Saturday through Wednesday? Well they suck too.
Until Raif is released.