Loujan al-Hathloul is a well-known Saudi women’s rights activist. NBC News has reported that she is now sentenced to nearly six years in prison because of her activism despite international pressure for her to be released, according to a member of her family.
Loujain al-Hathloul’s sentence had been suspended for two years and ten months, her sister Lina al-Hathloul said on Twitter. When added to the time she has already served in detention since her arrest in May 2018, she may be released in two months, according to her sister.
Lina Al-Hathloul tweeted that her sister was also subject to a five-year travel ban and that the public prosecutor and Al-Hathloul could both still appeal.