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Female Activist Who Forced Saudi Govt To Allow Women To Drive Gets 5-year Prison Sentence

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Female rights activist, Loujain al-Hathloul, who help forced Saudi to allow women to drive gets 5-year prison sentence.

Al-Hathloul, who was arrested in May 2018 with four other activists, was found guilty of conspiring against the kingdom.

Her arrest came a month before Saudi Arabia lifted its longstanding ban on women driving in June, 2018.

Female Activist Who Forced Saudi Govt To Allow Women To Drive Gets 5-year Prison Sentence - autojosh

Activist who forced Saudi to allow women to drive gets 5-year prison sentence

After nearly three years in detention, a Saudi court has sentenced Loujain al-Hathloul to five years and eight months in jail after the rights activist was found guilty of conspiring against the kingdom.





But al-Hathloul will only serve three months in jail after the court suspended two-years and 10 months of her sentence. Her jail term was also backdated to start in May 2018.

Female Activist Who Forced Saudi Govt To Allow Women To Drive Gets 5-year Prison Sentence - autojosh

Loujain al-Hathloul drives towards the United Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia border in 2014.

Loujain al-Hathloul was arrested in May 2018 with four other human rights activists. She is one of several activists who campaigned for women to be allowed to drive in KSA.

Female Activist Who Forced Saudi Govt To Allow Women To Drive Gets 5-year Prison Sentence - autojosh

Saudi woman driving her car after ban was lifted in 2018

Loujain arrest came a month before Saudi Arabia lifted its longstanding ban on women driving in June, decades since the fight began.

But Saudi kingdom has repeatedly denied that her arrest was in connection with campaigning for women to be allowed to drive.

For nearly three decades, the ultraconservatives had warned that allowing women to drive could lead to sin and expose women to harassment.





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