Saudi women’ rights activist jailed for tweets

Saudi women’s rights activist Su`ad al-Shammari was arrested in 2014 for her tweets that were said to be sarcastic about religious authorities and calling Saudi culture masculine. She opposed the guardianship system, took part in driving campaign, and heads the Saudi Arabian Liberals Network. She cofounded the Saudi liberal Network discussion group with Raif Badawi who was lashed 1,000 times, fined, and sentenced to 10 years in jail for their blog. She was released after three months in jail, made to sign a promise to refrain or “reduce” activism.


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