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Leading Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul has been released from prison after nearly three years behind bars, her family says

Saudi women’s rights activist and Nobel-prize nominated campaigner Loujain Al-Hathloul is expected to be released after being detained for more than 1,000 days.

<em>Rights</em> groups condemn ‘cruel’ sentencing of Saudi activist al-Hathloul

The New Arab Staff

Rights groups condemn ‘cruel’ sentencing of Saudi activist al-Hathloul

Human rights groups have condemned the sentencing of Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul to five years in prison as “cruel” and demanded her immediate release.

Aid worker 'exploited, abused several Syrian women': report

The New Arab Staff

Aid worker 'exploited, abused several Syrian women': report

A report by the Syrian website Liberated-T has accused an aid worker of using his position to harass, exploit, and attempt to rape multiple ...

HRW raises alarm over safety of ex-Saudi Crown Prince

The New Arab Staff

HRW raises alarm over safety of ex-Saudi Crown Prince

Human Rights Watch has said that there are growing fears over the safety of former Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who was ...

The New Arab

Saudi women’s rights activist due in court on Wednesday

Human rights organisations have decried the 'bogus' charges against Hathloul and 12 other women's rights activists.

The New Arab

British teenager found 'guilty' of false Cyprus rape claim

A British teenager has been found guilty of falsely claiming she was gang-raped by Israeli tourists in Cyprus, as supporters stood by her ...

Gaia Caramazza

Muslim women could beat Greta to the Nobel Prize

Either Libyan women’s rights activist Hajer Sharief or Somali peace campaigner Ilwad Elman could possibly beat Greta Thunberg ...

The New Arab

Saudi Arabia 'doubling down' on repression after Khashoggi killing

The killing of Jamal Khashoggi took place amid a wave of arrests of dissidents, journalists, clerics, intellectuals and women’s ...

Saudi guardianship reforms ‘a charade’, says HRW

The New Arab

Saudi guardianship reforms ‘a charade’, says HRW

Recent loosening of guardianship laws does not guarantee Saudi women can freely travel abroad, HRW warned, lambasting the regime’s detention of ...

Alessandra Bajec

Despite Tunisia's progress, gender equality remains distant hope

In-depth: Since the 2011 revolution, Tunisia has undergone a relatively smooth political transition to democracy and has seen significant ...

Amnesty, HRW urge independent probe of Saudi torture claims

The New Arab

Amnesty, HRW urge independent probe of Saudi torture claims

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch on Friday called on Saudi Arabia to allow independent monitors to meet detainees, ...

UN absurdly appoints Saudi Arabia on <em>women’s</em> <em>rights</em> panel

The New Arab

UN absurdly appoints Saudi Arabia on women’s rights panel

Saudi Arabia, where women are not allowed to drive cars, has been elected to the UN women's rights commission, sparking anger from a UN ...

Habashneh: A tireless campaigner and an example to all

Dana Marie

Habashneh: A tireless campaigner and an example to all

Obituary: Nimat Habashneh was a tireless activist for women’s rights, specifically the right for Jordanian women married to ...

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