Riyadh: A Saudi women’s rights activist has been released in Riyadh.
According to the foreign news agency, the family of Legin Al-Hadlul says that Legin, who has been imprisoned in Saudi Arabia for three years, has been released.
Jeddah-born Lajin al-Hadloul was detained in 2018 along with a dozen other women. Last year, an anti-terrorism court in Saudi Arabia sentenced 31-year-old Lujin al-Hadloul to five years and eight months in prison.
The anti-terrorism court had ruled that the legislature had committed crimes such as damaging the state’s identity and protesting for change, pursuing a foreign agenda and inciting the public through the internet.
However, the decision was called unfair by international human rights organizations. In addition, during his election campaign, President Biden called on Saudi Arabia to improve the human rights situation in the country.