Since the 1990s, women in Saudi Arabia have been advocating for the right to drive cars. The driving ban was overturned last year, and women will finally be allowed to drive starting June 24, 2018.
But just weeks before the ban is set to be lifted, Saudi authorities have detained—without charge—and held in communicado some of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent and outspoken women human rights defenders, including University of British Columbia graduate Loujain al-Hathloul. Arresting these activists will not silence peaceful activism in support of women’s rights in Saudi Arabia and it will not silence Amnesty International!
Join Amnesty International in acting quickly to secure the release of the women human rights defenders before they are charged with an offense. Saudi official monitor social media regularly, and that’s why we are using social media to call on King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to immediately and unconditionally release of all the women human rights defenders detained for their peaceful activism. #BeepForFreedom!