Saturday, June 2, 2018

SAUDI ARABIA - Women's Rights Campaigners Jailed - ONLINE ACTION

Amnesty International, Australia, June 1, 2018.

Loujain, Iman and Aziza are three brave women. Together, they have lead a successful campaign giving women the right to drive in Saudi Arabia. 

They now face up to 20 years in prison just for their peaceful human rights work. 

Thanks to Loujain, Iman, Aziza and many others, Saudi Arabia’s King has committed to lifting the driving ban on women within weeks. 
But they’re now being punished. The authorities have detained the three women and are denying them access to legal representation and communication with the outside world, including with their families.

Following their arrest, the media ran a smear campaign against the three campaigners, sharing pictures of them with "traitor" stamped in red across their faces.