LOUJAIN al-HATHLOUL RELEASED FROM SAUDI PRISON ON WEDNESDAY AFTER NEARLY THREE BEHIND BAYS
Written by miebaka ikiriko on February 11, 2021
Prominent Women’s Rights Activist, Loujain al-Hathloul has been released from a Saudi prison on Wednesday after nearly three year behind bars.
Her early release was widely expected as the Judge suspended part of her sentence and gave her credit for the time already served.
Al-Hathloul was imprisoned in 2018 and sentenced by a court in December to an almost six-year jail term on terrorism- related charges in a case that has drawn international condemnations including UN Human Rights experts who called the charges spurious.
Local media reported she had been found guilty on charges including agitating for change, pursuing a foreign agenda and using the internet to harm public order