Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Saudi Arabian Women’s Rights Activist Who Applied For UN Job Jailed

 Loujain al-Hathloul, 31, has been held since 2018 following her arrest along with at least a dozen other activists.


Today, a Saudi court sentenced her to five years and eight months in prison, her family and local media said.

Hathloul was charged with seeking to change the Saudi political system and harming national security, Sabq and al-Shark al-Awsat newspapers said.

According to Hathloul’s sister, the court suspended two years and 10 months of her sentence, most of the time already served since her arrest on May 15, 2018, with a conditional release to follow.

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