Several Saudi media outlets reported on Monday (December 28) that a special court had sentenced Saudi human rights activist Lujain al-Hatloul to five years and eight months in prison in anti-terrorism cases. She was found guilty “Various activities prohibited by anti-terrorism law”, Said the online media Sub, A delegate attended the hearing.
The activist has been in pre-trial detention for more than two years, Saudi media quoted the court as saying, considering the length of the sentence.
Lujain Al-Hathlol He was arrested in May 2018 along with other activists, Just before the removal of the driving ban for Saudi women, was a reform introduced by these women.
Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan al-Soud has said that 31-year-old Lujain al-Hattoul had links with the states. “Hostility” And the exchange of confidential information. His family says the Saudi government has not provided any clear evidence to support the allegations.
On November 25, the family of Lujain al-Hatoul announced that a judge from the Riyadh Criminal Court had transferred the case to a court responsible for terrorism cases. Human rights groups say the special criminal tribunal was set up in 2008 to try terrorism cases, but has since been widely used to try political prisoners.
Saudi Arabia has been widely criticized in the West for its human rights record. On October 26, the activist went on a hunger strike in jail. The family and Amnesty International said it would be suspended in two weeks.