Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul jailed for 5 years, 8 months

By: AFP
Published: 04:20 PM, 28 Dec, 2020
Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul jailed for 5 years, 8 months
Caption: Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul. AFP
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A Saudi court on Monday sentenced prominent activist Loujain al-Hathloul to five years and eight months in prison for terrorism-related crimes, according to local media allowed to attend her trial.

The women's rights activist was convicted of "various activities prohibited by the anti-terrorism law", the pro-government online outlet Sabq and other media cited the court as saying.

It added that the court suspended two years and 10 months of the sentence.

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