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Maysaa Al-Amoudi

Maysaa Al-Amoudi

Al-Jazeera Article

Saudi Women Driving Activists Released from Prison

Maysaa Al-Amoudi is a women's rights defender who has advocated for the right for women to drive in Saudi Arabia. A TV host and well known media personality, she has been vocal about the right to drive in the Gulf state.

Human rights defenders, activists and individuals who criticise government policies or express dissent or diverging opinion to those of the authorities are subjected to harassment, surveillance, arbitrary detention, smear campaigns, prolonged and unfair trials. Family members of HRDs are also targeted and subjected to intimidation and harassment at the hands of the authorities.