Loujain al-Hathloul, the prominent women’s activist and dissident of the government has been finally released after 3 years of imprisonment.
Loujain al-Hathloul is the most celebrated political prisoner of Saudi Arabia and her family struggled a lot for her release. She was granted bail by a judge in Riyadh on Wednesday afternoon.
Her sister Lina Alhathloul shared a picture of hers on social media and captioned it, “Loujain is at home !!!!!!”. This is the first picture of Loujain al-Hathloul that came in public after her imprisonment for 3 years.
Many global human rights organizations raised their voice asking for justice for her and her family fought a really long and tough battle for her release.
She was the leading campaigner against the right for women to drive. In December, she was accused of pushing foreign agenda and using the internet to disturb the peace and was sentenced to jail for five years and eight months.
She launched her hunger strikes in jail for protesting her imprisonment and she also complained of tortured and alleged that she was being sexually assaulted by masked men during interrogations. However, the court denied her such claims.
“Loujain’s years-long imprisonment has ended, but she is not free…….. Banned from travel and coerced into silence by a suspended sentence hanging over her, Loujain’s ordeal remains a flagrant miscarriage of justice” said Adam Coogle, the deputy director for the Middle East at Human Rights Watch.
Her case was championed in the Joe Biden election campaign and her release is speculated to be connected with Joe Biden’s victory.