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Trial of prominent Saudi woman activist to start this week - family


  • World
  • Monday, 11 Mar 2019

RIYADH (Reuters) - The trial of Loujain al-Hathloul, one of nearly a dozen prominent Saudi Arabian women's rights activists detained since last year, will begin on Wednesday, her family said on Twitter.

Activists claim some detainees, including 29-year-old Hathloul, were held in solitary confinement and subjected to mistreatment and torture, including electric shocks, flogging, and sexual assault. Saudi officials have denied those allegations as "false."

   

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