Loujain al-Hathloul: Saudi women’s rights activist released from prison


The prominent Saudi women’s right activist Loujain al-Hathloul has been released from prison, her family says. Ms Hathloul, 31, was instrumental in the movement to allow women to drive in the kingdom. She was detained in 2018, just weeks before the ban was lifted. In December a court found her guilty of seeking to change the political system and damage public order. She was sentenced to nearly six years in a maximum security prison, but two years and 10 months were suspended. Her family have warned that she is “not free” and will face numerous restrictions while on probation, including a five-year travel ban.(BBC)…[+]