Saudi Arabia: Eight Women’s Rights Defenders Temporarily Released | News

Demonstrators call on Saudi authorities to release jailed women’s rights activists

March 2019

In Late March 2019 three women rights defenders (HRDs) were temporarily released almost a year after their arrests, Aziza al-Yousef, Eman al-Nafjan and Roqaya al-Muhareb. In early May 2019, five more of the women HRDs arrested in 2018, were temporarily released, Hatoon al-Fassi, Amal al-Harbi, Maysaa Almanea, Abeer Namnakani and Shaden al-Onaizi. Still arbitrarily imprisoned are Samar Badawi, Nassima al-Sada and Loujanal-Hathioul. All remain at risk of being convicted of illegitimate charges by incompetent, executive-controlled courts.

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