Feb 6, 2021
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Saudi women's rights revolutionary Loujain al-Hathloul was recently sentenced to five years and eight months in prison for the "crimes" of talking to Western diplomats about her fight for women's rights and applying for a job at the UN. Already imprisoned for more than two-and-a-half years and having gone through torture, this is a devastating sentence. However, she was given credit for time already served, and part of her sentence was suspended, which means she could be released as early as March with three years probation and a five-year travel ban. A recent editorial in the Washington Post asserts that this leniency is "almost certainly" a result of US pressure on the Saudis, including by President Joe Biden — which stands in stark contrast to President Trump, who all but supported MBS in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. Does this mark a shift in US-Saudi power dynamics? And what does it mean for other prisoners of conscience around the world?
Washington Post editorial discussed: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/mbs-human-rights-loujain-hathloul/2020/12/28/0f7a3892-492a-11eb-a9f4-0e668b9772ba_story.html
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