Renowned Scholar Hatoon Al-Fassi Arrested Week after Driving Ban Lifted in Saudi Arabia

Updated: Apr 26, 2019

In July 2018 Endangered Scholars Worldwide learned that Hatoon Ajwad al-Fassi, a prominent women's rights advocate and writer at the Riyadh paper, was arrested in June, according to reports circulated on social media.

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Hatoon al-Fassi joins more than a dozen women targeted in a recent government crackdown on women’s rights activism that continues despite the country's end of its ban on women driving in June.