The West Enables the Unjust Incarceration of Loujain al-Hathloul


NBC THINK - Last week, Loujain al-Hathloul, a young activist who fought for women to be allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia, appeared in court to hear that her crime has been deemed equivalent to national security and terrorism cases. Al-Hathloul, 31, hadn't been seen in person for over a year, while reports trickled out about torture and threats of rape and being "thrown in the sewer." Her parents, in court,reported that she looked weak, exhausted and shaking. So Saudi authorities have already reduced this vibrant, healthy woman to a quivering sick shell of her former self -- but apparently that is still not punishment enough.

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