Loujain Al Hathloul, the Nobel-nominated Saudi women's rights activist, stands trial tomorrow. Here's a very important thread ahead of that. Please read & share. https://twitter.com/LinaAlhathloul/status/1331169930419589121
And so Loujain became a serious problem for MBS. Two recent events made this problem more urgent for him. First, Loujain has been on hunger strike and her health has been waning. Second, MBS's most important protector, Trump, has just lost the US election https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-54813524
Aware of his situation, MBS wants to enter the Biden era with fewer lingering problems, despite all the disasters he's created. So he decided to put Loujain on trial tomorrow, hoping that a conclusion to the trial can make the problem go away...
Here's the two most likely outcomes of the trial:
- They convict Loujain on trumped up charges, then "pardon" her or say she's already served her sentence
- They release Loujain due to insufficient evidence while keeping her under heavy restrictions
In both cases, Loujain would be kept under some sort of house arrest, travel ban, and media ban for the rest of her life. This is *completely* unacceptable to anybody who is campaigning for her and will do nothing to stop the international campaigns. In fact, it'll inflame them.
Loujain should be:
- Released unconditionally
- Compensated for the horrors she was put through
- Her torturers should be arrested
- All restrictions on her freedom of movement should be lifted

Anything less, and she's effectively still in prison.
MBS wants to make this go away.

Trump used to cover up for him, now he's entering uncharted waters.

Don't let him get away with this.

Kindly retweet.
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Update: MBS's regime referred Loujain to terrorism court. Commentary here. https://twitter.com/iyad_elbaghdadi/status/1331589926056587265
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