Even though now women are allowed to drive in saudi arab. But it was not so until some time ago. Loujain al-Hathloul, a 31-year-old female rights activist living in Saudi Arabia, was jailed by the court for being a traitor. She is now released after nearly three years. Loujain insisted that women be given driving rights in Saudi Arabia. She also put a lot of pressure on the government to remove the ban on it. After this, She was lodged in jail after filing several charges under the Anti-Terrorism Act.
Let me tell you that Joe Biden became the President in the United States and Saudi Arabia had softened in the case of Loujain al-Hathloul and now she has finally been released from prison. The United Nations has also welcomed the move to release Lujan al-Hathlol.
Loujain was arrested in 2018
In May 2018, Loujain al-Hathloul was sentenced to 5 years and 8 months under the Anti-Terrorism Act. She was charged with treason and conspiring against the country in association with foreigners. However, in the hearing held last year, his sentence was reduced by 2 years and 10 months. After this, She got her release from jail on Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 1001 days later. The information of which her sister tweeted and wrote that Loujain is in the house after 1001 days in jail’.
Loujain also became a victim of sexual harassment in jail
Loujain al-Hathloul toldhers family that she was abused in prison. She was also sexually abused. However, Riyadh has consistently denied these allegations.
Women got driving license in June 2018
The license was issued to women for the first time in Saudi Arabia on 6 June 2018. A few days earlier, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman took the historic decision to remove the driving ban on women. For this, Loujain al-Hathloul had been struggling for a long time.