Highlights / Loujain al-Hathloul

International, Society

In another show of courage, al-Hathloul again defies Saudi authorities

I missed it last week when it came across the wires. Perhaps you did as well. It’s a story that bears repeating. It involves a person who lived among us here in Canada from 2009 to 2013 as she was »

International

Despite some Saudi reforms, women human rights activists, including Loujain al-Hathloul, stay jailed

Amnesty International is calling changes to Saudi Arabia’s male guardian system announced last Friday both “important” and “bittersweet.” Under the new laws, which was marked by some praise and some celebration, Saudi women will now be able to apply for »

International

Saudi women activists go on trial in Riyadh criminal court

Saudi Arabia has upped the ante in their confrontation with Western countries over the fate of 10 women activists arrested last year. Last week, the United Nations Human Rights Council issued a statement signed by three dozen countries, including Canada, »

International, Society

Saudi Arabia appears set to ramp up pressure on jailed women dissidents

Amnesty International says it’s time for Ottawa to release the mute button on criticism of Saudi Arabia’s treatment of jailed women dissidents, at least two of whom have close ties to Canada. One of those women, Loujain al-Hathloul, is scheduled »

International, Society

Concern grows for UBC graduate currently jailed in Saudi Arabia

Amnesty International Canada is expressing concerns over the well-being of a Saudi woman with close ties to Canada. Loujain al-Hathloul, a University of British Columbia 2013 graduate, was one of ten women rights activists arrested in May in a government »