Magazine January 25, 2021, Issue

A Saudi Woman

Loujain al-Hathloul (Courtesy of the family of Loujain al-Hathloul)
The story of Loujain al-Hathloul, political prisoner

There could hardly be a stronger person, says her brother Walid. Yet “she cried when the verdict was read, because she was innocent, and she was being labeled a terrorist.” This was on December 28. Immediately, “she wanted to appeal the verdict, even though we don’t have much hope in the Saudi judicial system.”

We are speaking of Loujain al-Hathloul, one of the most prominent political prisoners in Saudi Arabia. She was judged guilty in a notorious “special court,” ostensibly reserved for terrorists and other dangerous characters. She was sentenced to five years and eight months.

What did she do? She campaigned

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