Saudi Arabia Releases Women’s Rights Activist

Loujain al-Hathloul, a prominent Saudi women’s rights activist, has been released from prison in Saudi Arabia. She served more than a thousand days in prison on what critics called politically motivated charges. She was arrested in May 2018 because she was an outspoken critic of a Saudi Arabian law that allowed women to drive. She was sentenced by Saudi Arabia’s terror court to five-years eight-months in prison. A two-year, ten-month suspension and time off for good behavior made early release possible. Al-Hathloul’s family claim that she was raped while in prison. Reported by CNN. Read more… A report in The Guardian suggests that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman made the move as a peace offering to the Biden administration, which has sounded off in recent weeks regarding human rights issues. Reported by The Guardian. Read more…