Activist Loujain al-Hathloul is far from free in MBS's reformed Saudi Arabia

Human Rights in Saudi Arabia Under MBS | GZERO World

In 2014, Loujain al Hathloul did the unthinkable: attempt to drive into Saudi Arabia, the last country in the world with a driving ban for women.

That changed four years later after Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, aka MBS, removed the restriction on women, she explains on GZERO World.

But just six weeks before the ban was lifted there, she was arrested in the UAE and flown to Riyadh against her will. Loujain later spent more than 1,000 days behind bars for her activism defending women's rights.


Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden's recent trip to Saudi Arabia has angered human rights groups like DAWN, founded by Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi before he was murdered in a hit the CIA says was ordered by MBS.

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