Opinion | Aljazeera : What it means to be a women’s rights activist in Saudi Arabia

Eman Alnafjan with her child.. months before her arrest

Read My first Oped on Aljazeera,

” The killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in early October was meant to send a chilling message to all Saudi activists, who had managed to flee abroad. Fear has struck our community but many of us decided to remain vocal and continue campaigning against the barbaric practices of the Saudi government.

We will continue campaigning for the release of Eman despite US President Donald Trump clearly giving Saudi Arabia a pass on human rights violations. The international community must not do the same; it should take urgent action and form an independent committee under the umbrella of the United Nations that is allowed to visit political prisoners and ensure they are not mistreated. The Saudi authorities cannot be trusted with giving political prisoners a fair trial or respecting the rights of detainees.”

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One thought on “Opinion | Aljazeera : What it means to be a women’s rights activist in Saudi Arabia

  1. Very much enjoyed reading your article. I will soon be launching my Riyadh Scarf in support of women activists in Saudi Arabia. Please feel free to visit my link below and stay tuned and connect with me on social media. Good luck to you and all your efforts.All my best, Azin

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