Jailed women activists in Saudi Arabia
Killings of social leaders and ex-combatants continue in Colombia and other stories

Today we look at 2 months of Colombia’s National Strike, the release of activists Samar Badawi and Nassima al-Sadah from prison in Saudi Arabia, and more

Saudi activists Samar Badawi and Nassima al-Sadah released from jail

The activists who worked for the rights of women and of the Shia minority were in prison for nearly three years and were released following the completion of their sentences

Saudi imprisoned activist Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul’s health deteriorates following hunger strike

Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul launched a hunger strike last week after she was not allowed to meet her family members. Following the strike, she was allowed to do so but her health has declined

Women activists under trial in Saudi Arabia may have no access to lawyers: rights group

Loujain al-Hathloul, Iman al-Nafjan and Aziza al-Youssef are among the activists who have been in jail since last year and were tortured and beaten up according to reports. The trial began at a criminal court in Riyadh on March 13

Jailed Saudi activists face long-term health risks due to torture: report

A three-member British parliamentary team said that Saudi authorities at the highest levels could, in principle, be responsible for the crime of torture. The women activists were among those critics of the government who were arrested last year

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