According to this update in Amnesty International,
Responding to today’s decision by Saudi Arabia’s Specialized Criminal Court to uphold the conviction of women’s rights defender Loujain al-Hathloul following a deeply unfair trial, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa, Lynn Maalouf said:
“Today’s verdict is just the latest demonstration of Saudi Arabia’s intent to continue crushing all forms of dissent inside the country. By failing to quash Loujain al-Hathloul’s conviction, the Saudi Arabian authorities have clearly demonstrated that they consider peaceful activism a crime and consider activists to be traitors or spies.
“Loujain al-Hathloul is a brave human rights defender, she should be celebrated for her peaceful activism in the country – not branded a criminal.
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