Amnesty: Loujain al-Hathloul’s sentencing, partially suspended, is still cruel

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Responding to the sentencing of women human rights defender Loujain al-Hathloul to five years and eight months imprisonment following an unfair trial before the Specialized Criminal Court (SCC), Amnesty International’s Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, Heba Morayef, said: “Loujain al-Hathloul is a brave human rights defender whose peaceful activism together with …

U.N. Rights Office Seeks Early Release of Activist Loujain Al Hathloul

The United Nations human rights office called on Monday for the “early release” of Saudi women’s activist Loujain al-Hathloul, hours after she was sentenced to five years and eight months in prison in a trial that has drawn international condemnation. “Conviction and 5 yrs 8 month sentence handed down to prominent women’s rights campaigner #LoujainAl-Hathloul, …

UN experts alarmed by Loujain Al-Hathloul trial, call for immediate release

UN human rights experts* expressed alarm at the commencement of proceedings against woman human rights defender Loujain Al-Hathloul in a Saudi Specialised Criminal Court, and called for her immediate release from jail and for the “spurious” charges against her to be dropped. Ms. Al-Hathloul had been instrumental in the movement to allow women to drive, …

GIDHR: Al-Hathloul’s trial drops the mask of MBS, “the reformer”

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13 March 2019 – After few hours, the Saudi activist Loujain Al-Hathloul, along with activists Aziza Al-Yousef and Eman Al-Najfan, are standing before the specialised court in Riyadh, which deals with the terrorism charges, according to Loujain’s family. They not allowed to appoint a lawyer, nor were provided the list of the indictments. The three …