While the lifting of the women’s driving ban should have been a cause for celebrating the women’s rights activists in the kingdom, authorities instead saw fit to engage in a spree of repression by arresting at least 10 activists while attacking them in the media as “traitors” and “Embassies’ Clients.”
In 2014, Hathloul was held for breaking an absolute ban in Saudi Arabia on women driving – the only country in the world where women are not allowed to do so.
A Saudi women's rights activist was detained by authorities at an airport in the kingdom’s Dammam, rights group Amnesty International said on Monday. Loujain al-Hathloul was arrested for a second time on Sunday for her work in challenging Saudi’s strict laws on women, Amnesty said. "It appears she is being targeted once again because of her