Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul to stand trial


Ten Saudi Arabian women activists who have been held in jail without charge since May reportedly stood trial for the first time on Wednesday. Among the defendants were women’s rights activists Loujain al-Hathloul, Aziza al-Yousef, and Hatoon Al-Fassi, who appeared before the Criminal Court in Riyadh.

According to court president Ibrahim al-Sayari, the women were finally presented with charges in the courtroom. But the kingdom’s public prosecutors are still refusing to publicize the actual charges against them.