Saudi Women's Rights Activist Loujain al-Hathloul Has Been Released From Prison

'Loujain’s ordeal remains a flagrant miscarriage of justice.”

3/2/2021 8:14:00 PM

Saudi Women's Rights Activist Loujain al-Hathloul Has Been Released From Prison

'Loujain’s ordeal remains a flagrant miscarriage of justice.”

in 2018 after Saudi media branded them as traitors.In December 2020, she was reportedly sentenced to five years and eight months in prison, with a suspension of two years and minus time already served. She was"accused of pushing a foreign agenda and using the Internet to harm public order," according to

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The Guardian.Following a persistent push by her family, friends, and a number of prominent global rights groups, Hathloul was finally granted probation by a Riyadh judge. On Wednesday, she was was able to return home to her family. According to a statement released to ELLE.com by CODEPINK, a grassroots organization focusing on global anti-war and social justice issues, Hathloul's release comes with conditions that include a travel ban of five years, during which she will not be able to leave Saudi Arabia. Hathloul will also, according to CODEPINK, not be allowed to engage in any kind of activism.

Saudi Arabian officials have not yet officially announced her release, but Hathloul's family seemed to confirm the news on Wednesday in a series of social media posts. One Tweet from her sister Lina reads,"Loujain is at home!!!!!!"This content is imported from Twitter. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. headtopics.com

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