Saudi Arabia’s Specialised Criminal Court has sentenced Saudi women’s rights defender Loujain Al-Hathloul to five years and eight months in prison.

Having already spent 958 days in detention by the time her trial ended, Loujain’s sentence includes a suspension of two years and ten months in addition to the time already served since May 2018, meaning her release should be scheduled for March 2021. Loujain is also required to serve three years of probation — during which she could be arrested for any perceived illegal activity — and will be placed on a five-year travel ban.

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