The Saudi women activists still being ‘tortured’ months after driving ban ended


In June last year, Saudi Arabia finally gave women the right to drive, but the most well-known figure behind the campaign to end the ban wasn’t there to celebrate.

  • Maani Truu
  • SBS

Loujain al-Hathloul’s Twitter has been inactive since 12 March 2018.

The Saudi women’s rights activist was once a prolific tweeter with 307,000 followers and is reportedly a friend of the Duchess of Sussex.

Her feed is a record of causes she was passionate about, most notably, her efforts to abolish the kingdom’s ban on women driving.

The 29-year-old made a name for herself in 2014 when she…

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