Saudi women activists detail torture allegations in court

FILE PHOTO: Demonstrators from Amnesty International hold placards outside the Saudi Arabian Embassy to protest on International Women's day to urge Saudi authorities to release jailed women's rights activists Loujain al-Hathloul, Eman al-Nafjan and Aziza al-Yousef in Paris, France, March 8, 2019. The placard reads: "Honk for women's rights". REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

RIYADH (Reuters) – Prominent women activists on trial in Saudi Arabia told a court on Wednesday they had been subjected to torture during more than nine months of detention, sources familiar with the matter said, in a case that has sharpened Western criticism of the kingdom. The hearing, in which the women face charges related […]

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