Wednesday, February 28

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Women’s Rights Activist Released After Nearly 3 Years in Prison
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Saudi Women’s Rights Activist Released After Nearly 3 Years in Prison

One of Saudi Arabia's best-known women's rights activists Loujain al-Hathloul has been released after nearly three years in prison.   Her family has announced this. She had been in jail since May 2018 for "violations of the anti-terrorism law". "Loujain is home," the women's rights activist's sister wrote on Twitter. The Saudi Loujain al-Hathloul has fought for women's right to drive a car in Saudi Arabia for years. After posting a video on social media, she rose to fame, showing her driving a car in the Saudi capital Riyadh. Al-Hathloul was arrested in May 2018, one month before the driving ban was lifted.
Three Saudi Princes Arrested for Treason: Coup or Reckoning?
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Three Saudi Princes Arrested for Treason: Coup or Reckoning?

In Saudi Arabia, three princes of the ruling family were arrested. It concerns a younger brother of King Salman and a former crown prince and minister of the Interior.   It looks like current Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman wants to get rid of rivals within the royal family. It concerns the 77-year-old Prince Ahmed bin Abdel Aziz Al Saud, a full brother of current King Salman, and his cousins Mohammed bin Nayef and Nawaf bin Nayef. They would have been picked up at home. The news comes from American media, but Saudi Arabia has not yet responded to it officially. These are significant leaders of the Saudi family. As Salman's brother, Ahmed bin Abdel Aziz was considered a possible successor years ago. However, that was crossed when younger members of the family were appointed crow...