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Saudi women’s rights activist who campaigned for right to drive jailed

Dec 29, 2020 20:11 IST

A Saudi court sentenced women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul to nearly six years in prison under a vague and broadly worded counter terrorism law. Her family said in a statement she will be barred from leaving the kingdom for five years and required to serve three years of probation after her release.Hathloul was charged with seeking to change the Saudi political system and harming national security. She could be released in March 2021 based on the time already served, according to a rights group which focuses on Saudi political detainees. She has been imprisoned since May 2018, and 34 months of her sentencing will be suspended. 

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