Free Loujain and all Saudi Women

Free Loujain and all Saudi Women

She’s been waterboarded, electrocuted, sexually harassed, beaten, and imprisoned. Her crime? Advocating for women’s rights in Saudi Arabia, including the right to drive! 

It has been over two now that 30-year-old activist Loujain Al-Hathloul has been languishing in prison. The Saudi monarchy even lifted in 2018 its ban on women drivers but Loujain and other Saudi women’s rights activists remain in their prison cells. After Saudi Crown Prince and de-facto ruler Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) announced that he was granting women the right to drive, he had the very women’s rights activists who had campaigned for the change arrested. Since she was taken from her home in the middle of the night in March 2018, Loujain and other Saudi women have been languishing in prison, enduring horrific conditions — beatings, waterboarding, electroshock, sexual assault. 

Loujain was tortured by a top MbS adviser, Saud Al-Qahtani, a thug who was also involved in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Then, in August 2019, Saudi Crown Prince and de-facto ruler MbS offered to release Loujain if she agreed to deny, on camera, that she was tortured. 

She refused. 

Saudi women have a long way to go to achieve equality and this begins with freedom for Loujain. Murderous repressive MbS is afraid of powerful women — that’s he’s keeping Loujain and other women’s rights activists locked up. 


We the undersigned citizens of the world are outraged! We call on Saudi Arabia to immediately release Loujain al-Hathloul and all imprisoned Saudi women’s rights activists. We call on world leaders and influencers — the U.S. State Department, U.S. Congress, European parliament, W20 participants of the 2020 G20 Summit — to use their positions and voices to pressure Saudi Arabia to free Loujain and all Saudi women. 

Comments

  • Dina Sorour
    signed 2020-08-03 08:56:19 -0400
    If KSA wants to be progressive they should release all activists NOW!
  • Nadia Bettendorf
    signed 2020-08-03 04:36:00 -0400
    Nadia S Bettendorf
  • John Dunn
    signed 2020-08-03 02:16:42 -0400
  • Joshua Beth
    signed 2020-08-02 19:29:25 -0400
  • Ruben Sebastian Sanchez Retana
    signed 2020-08-02 15:07:24 -0400
    Ruben S. Sánchez Retana
  • Mark Woodcock
    signed 2020-08-02 09:22:38 -0400
  • Mary Ann Dunant
    signed 2020-08-01 22:37:12 -0400
  • Jacob Mays
    signed 2020-08-01 16:18:21 -0400
    Arrested and tortured for simply advocating for equal rights for women? Come on, Saudi Arabia…you can do better. Put this time and energy into things that are worth fighting…like climate change or disease or stabilizing economies. Free Loujain.
  • Raven Davis
    signed 2020-08-01 13:48:07 -0400
  • Laurel Hays
    signed 2020-08-01 10:29:13 -0400
  • Jeanne DAvis
    signed 2020-08-01 09:17:51 -0400
    You cannot gain respect as a modern nation by locking up women for seeking equal right.
  • Jerilyn Tabor
    signed 2020-08-01 08:49:01 -0400
    Jerilyn Tabor
  • helen Corkin
    signed 2020-08-01 05:10:23 -0400
  • Elizabeth Grech
    signed 2020-08-01 05:06:06 -0400
  • Sarfraz Ahmed
    signed 2020-08-01 03:17:48 -0400
    End the Oppression
  • Donald Mackler
    signed 2020-07-31 18:50:38 -0400
    Donald Mackler
  • Linda J. Albertano Albertano
    signed 2020-07-31 18:39:26 -0400
    If you want to take your place among civilized democratic societies, we expect Human Rights and Truth-Telling for all Saudi Women!
  • Edward Fisher
    signed 2020-07-31 17:33:54 -0400
  • Halimah Martin Martin
    signed 2020-07-31 16:49:43 -0400
  • Elaine Benjamin
    signed 2020-07-31 14:39:55 -0400
  • Finn Eilertsen
    @undulat69 tweeted link to this page. 2020-07-31 13:49:01 -0400
    It has been 800+ days of imprisonment for #Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul. Time for her—and all Saudi women—to have freedom and equality. Please raise your voice to #FreeLoujain 🗣️🗣️🗣️ https://www.codepink.org/freeloujain?recruiter_id=46875
  • Thomas Askjellerud
    signed 2020-07-31 13:48:16 -0400
  • Anthony Graham
    signed 2020-07-31 13:27:32 -0400
  • Marie Lloyd
    signed 2020-07-31 12:33:28 -0400
  • Jessica Ardon
    @ardonjess tweeted link to this page. 2020-07-31 12:10:41 -0400
    It has been 800+ days of imprisonment for Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul. Time for her—and all Saudi women—to have freedom and equality. Please raise your voice to #FreeLoujain 🗣️🗣️🗣️ https://www.codepink.org/freeloujain?recruiter_id=698656
  • Jessica Ardon
    signed 2020-07-31 12:10:18 -0400
    Jessica Ardon
  • Alisandra SNyder
    signed 2020-07-31 11:27:27 -0400
  • Ann Marie Saidy
    signed 2020-07-31 10:24:28 -0400
  • Gordon M. Poole
    signed 2020-07-31 09:27:39 -0400
  • Mohammerd Al Saleh
    signed 2020-07-31 07:42:00 -0400

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We the undersigned citizens of the world are outraged! We call on Saudi Arabia to immediately release Loujain al-Hathloul and all imprisoned Saudi women’s rights activists. We call on world leaders and influencers — the U.S. State Department, U.S. Congress, European parliament, W20 participants of the 2020 G20 Summit — to use their positions and voices to pressure Saudi Arabia to free Loujain and all Saudi women. 

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