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Women's rights avctivist on trial in Saudi

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The trial of a prominent women's rights activist has begun in Saudi Arabia, three years after she was first jailed.

The family of Loujain al Hathloul has told Sky News they were informed late on Wednesday night that she would appear at Saudi Arabia's Specialised Criminal Court for a trial which United Nations Human Rights experts have described as "alarming".

No details of the trial have been released by Saudi authorities or the court, which is known to deal with cases involving terrorism.

Full report at Sky news: Link

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bmk1245

Heh, where are #metoo folks?

I bet AOC will paint Loujain al Hathloul as Islamophobe....

Kinda fun, when selfentitled #metoo don't care, at all, about women in islamic countries. Sheer hypocrisy.

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toast

Disgusting.

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Related:

Iran has executed a journalist who was accused of using a messaging app to stir up dissent.

Ruhollah Zam was hanged on Saturday after the supreme court upheld the death sentence against him, state television reported.

Zam, who had been living in exile in France, was reportedly detained after travelling to Iraq last year.

BBC report

Afghan Journalist Is Killed in Latest Attack on Media Figures

ISIS gunmen attacked Malalai Maiwand, a well-known TV and radio journalist, in Jalalabad. Her death is one of a string of high-profile targeted killings in Afghanistan.

NT Times

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Eldorado

A British-Iranian academic has been sentenced to eight years in prison by a court in Tehran, his lawyer says.

Kameel Ahmady was convicted of "collaborating with a hostile government", Amir Raesian tweeted.

One local news agency said he was given a nine-year sentence for illegally receiving funds from institutions trying to topple the Iranian regime.

BBC report

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Sir Wearer of Hats

Ohh is this the Sharia we’re being told by some in power thst is “good for women”? I’d hate to see the Sharia that’s bad for women.

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Loujain al-Hathloul: Prominent Saudi women’s rights activist sentenced to five years in jail

UK Independent report via MSN

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An Afghan journalist has been shot dead in an attack by gunmen in the central province of Ghor.

Bismillah Aimaq, the editor-in-chief of a local radio station, is at least the fifth journalist to be killed in Afghanistan in the past two months.

BBC

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Two women judges working for the Afghan Supreme Court have been shot dead.

They were killed by unidentified gunmen on their way to work on Sunday. The deaths are the latest in a string of assassinations targeting journalists, activists and other political figures.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-55693972

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The prominent Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul has been released from prison after nearly three years behind bars, in a case which has sparked international uproar and been dismissed as “a travesty of justice” by human rights groups.  

Ms Hathloul, 31, was detained in 2018 and last December was sentenced by the Specialised Criminal Court in Riyadh under counterterrorism laws to nearly six years in prison, charges that UN human rights experts called “spurious”.

Full report at MSN

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Three women who worked for a local radio and TV station in eastern Afghanistan were gunned down on Tuesday in separate attacks, the news editor of the privately-owned station said.

Shokrullah Pasoon, of Enikass Radio and TV in Jalalabad, said one of the women, Mursal Wahidi, was walking home when gunmen opened fire, according to eyewitnesses.

The other two, whom Pasoon identified only as Shahnaz and Sadia, were shot and killed in a separate incident, also walking home from work. Two other people, apparently passersby, were wounded in the shooting attack.

MSN

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Related, women's rights, news.....

Thousands in India demand top judge resign over rape remarks.

More than 5,000 sign petition demanding Chief Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde quit for telling accused rapist to marry schoolgirl victim to avoid jail.

Al Jazeera report

India Supreme Court: Calls for Justice Sharad Bobde to quit over rape remarks.

BBC report

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On 12/11/2020 at 2:41 AM, bmk1245 said:

Heh, where are #metoo folks?

I bet AOC will paint Loujain al Hathloul as Islamophobe....

Kinda fun, when selfentitled #metoo don't care, at all, about women in islamic countries. Sheer hypocrisy.

And what do you care?

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