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Saudi women’s rights activist sentenced to nearly 6 years

Saudi women’s rights activist sentenced to nearly 6 years

A prominent women’s rights activist in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison under a law aimed at combating terrorism. Part of the sentence has been suspended and Loujain al-Hathloul now has three more months to serve. She was arrested in May 2018, accused of spying with foreign parties. al-Hathloul was among a handful of women who openly called for the right to drive.

Timothy
Timothy
Yoda
Yoda 1 months

what a suprise, anti-terrorism laws being abused to silence descenting voices? say it aint so!

ConcealCarryProtect
ConcealCarryProtect 1 months

To be fair, I've seen some women drive, and it almost is an act of terrorism. Lol. Kidding aside, these activists are doing good work. Hope this doesn't discourage them from fighting for their rights.

Frederic Lück
Frederic Lück 1 months

He should respect their culture and dont call this out. You dont want to be a Islamophobe

Beijing Biden
Beijing Biden 1 months

Yet in the USA you can loot stores, burn down buildings and assault ppl and get no jail time. 🤡🌎

Casual Historian
Casual Historian 1 months

The House of Saud is an evil Regime and it’s disgusting that America has supported them for as long as we have. Especially considering the war crimes they have committed in Yemen. The United States cannot claim on one hand to fight for freedom and human rights around the world while with the other hand supporting regimes the the Saud. The sad truth is, which our support of the Saud and regimes like them shows, that we don’t fight for those high minded ideals. Our foreign policy is really only a tool of the corporate elite who buy our politicians. American support for 3rd world nations is based on their usefulness to business interests and little else.

Tom
Tom 1 months

How about these feminists protest about something like this into their f****** stupidity about pronouns

Tachyon
Tachyon 1 months

Yet the U.N. put Saudi Arabia on the Human Rights commission. And we give a damn what the U.N. says about anything why?

Jon
Jon 1 months

THIS is where the women's rights activists should be working and fighting. Not to have specific gender inclusivity, but to give women a voice at all. Any time I hear a tirade from someone claiming to be a feminist while complaining about America, or most of Europe for that matter, I think " did you fall off the back of the truck on the way to actually-systemically-oppressed women who need your help? Or was a real opponent too much of a challenge?"

Spartacus
Spartacus 1 months

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) elected Saudi Arabia to the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women for 2018–2022

Donald
Donald 1 months

Good thing she doesn't live in the United States where women are really just oppressed.

Joe
Joe 1 months

To be fair, they just gave women the right to drive in their country. They're still trying to catch up to the 19th century.

Salvador
Salvador 1 months

The true Terrorists are the conservative right in Middel East countries-its time to change that.

saad
saad 1 months

Saudi Arabia is to Islam what the Spanish Inquisition was to Christianity. The Spanish Inquisition is gone but Saudi Arabia still exists.

Alf
Alf 1 months

The one who should be prosecuted as a terrorist, murdering hundreds of thousands of innocent Yemeni men, women and children, is Mohammed bin Salman.

MIDESSA
MIDESSA 1 months

They are only a hundred years behind us on women's rights let's not forget. Considering that even tho they are extremely wealthy they are also a nation of traditionalists which translates to regressive politics. Regressive policies are never about justice just maintaining the status quo and keep everything just like it was when grandpa ran things. Unfortunately progression or regression are in reality the only options as noone has the authority to stop time.

Luke
Luke 1 months

Ready to repeal the Patriot Act yet?

Jerry Mandering
Jerry Mandering 1 months

I had no idea that driving was a right?🤷‍♂️

bobby_5150
bobby_5150 1 months

And China was on the UN's Human Rights council. The UN is an embarrassing joke.

Doug
Doug 1 months

This is Saudi Arabia we're talking about here. How does this surprise anyone?

Joseph Cribari
Joseph Cribari 1 months

Get ready because here in the states, itll be the Left locking up anyone with a conservative perspective

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