The agony of Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul

Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul, who has been in jail for over 900 days and faced physical and psychological torture, is now set to be tried in a terrorism court

November 30, 2020 by Peoples Dispatch

Women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul, who had actively campaigned for the right of Saudi women to drive and against the country’s repressing guardianship law has been brutally tortured, beaten, waterboarded, subject to electric shocks, and kept in solitary confinement. On 25th November 2020 Saudi court moved her case to terror court. Along with 12 other activists Loujain was arrested in June 2008, ahead of the lifting of the ban on women driving in Saudi.

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