Thursday, February 22

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.

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