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#Saudi feminist Loujain Al-Hathloul has been in solitary confinement for more than 7 months. The #Saudi regime detained her in 2018 for her fight to end the ban on women driving & male guardianship. Support her nomination to the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Loujain Al-Hathloul, 29, has been waterboarded, subjected to electric shocks and threatened with rape. We remember you, Loujain. #FreeLoujain
Here is a thread with background that I have been posting since Nov 2018 when reports first surfaced of the torture that Loujain and other detained women’s rights activists have been subjected to #FreeLoujain
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Today marks 500 days since the #Saudi regime detained Loujain al-Hathloul for fighting the ban on women driving and to end male guardianship. She has been waterboarded, subjected to electric shocks and threatened with rape. We remember you, Loujain. #FreeLoujain
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Here is a thread with background that I have been posting since Nov 2018 when reports first surfaced of the torture that Loujain and other detained women’s rights activists have been subjected to
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In January, I wrote a thread about meeting @LoujainHathloul and Fahad Albutairi. Since then, I've been involved in advocating for Loujain's release from prison, where she has been held and tortured for over a year and where, today, she spends her 30th birthday... #FreeLoujain
The failure of the US government to push for the release of Loujain and other human rights' activists (or for the punishment of those responsible for the murder of @JKhashoggi) is one of many stains left on the world by the Trump administration.
Members of Congress have pushed for sanctions, called for justice. Meanwhile, Trump and his family make side deals with MbS, taking payoffs for nuclear tech and weapons. Jared Kushner is on his way to KSA right now. Will he mention Loujain? Unlikely. There's no money in that.
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As long as MBS has our executive branch (and large chunks of the GOP) in his pocket, he will ignore questions/resolutions/condemnation from Congress.

What can concerned citizens do? 1/3
Saudi Arabia is pushing Vision 2030 – a pivot to thrive in a post-Peak Oil world. They want to be seen as a comfortable place for western companies to do business. They’ve made deals with @SixFlags to build amusement parks. Feel free to not go to @SixFlags and tell them why. 2/3
See if a performer you like is getting paid to do a concert, the way @MariahCarey, @pitbull, and @tiesto have. Ask them to not go – or to at least use their platform to speak out about human rights. Don’t let KSA artwash its abuses. #FreeLoujain 3/3

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The Saudi government’s official story is that @JKhashoggi was killed by rogue agents. Just some guys one degree from the powerful Crown Prince who decided to ambush a US resident, murder him, butcher him, BUILD AN OVEN, and cremate him over a few days. 1/ aljazeera.com/news/2019/03/j…
That’s a crazy story. Only an idiot would believe it... 2/ thedailybeast.com/trump-rogue-ki…
An idiot who has dedicated his life to losing the money his dad gave him, only to be bailed out by people who could use him. Like Jeff Zucker, who put him on The Apprentice. Or Russia, who put him in the White House. Or the Saudis. 3/
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.@LoujainHathloul and other women advocated for the right to drive in Saudi Arabia. Last year, shortly before granting that right (to much fanfare about the new, “progressive” Kingdom) Prince MbS had Loujain kidnapped from Dubai, where she was living. Others were also taken. 1/
Like Samar Badawi, who was given the International Women of Courage Award by the U.S. State Department in 2012. 2/
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They were put in jail without being charged. They were tortured. 3/nytimes.com/2019/01/13/opi…
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There was once a study that gathered a hundred or so people in an auditorium and asked each one to write on a piece of paper how much money they would need to earn in a year to feel financially secure.

Then they passed the piece of paper to the person on their right. 1/
The group had been selected to represent a wide socioeconomic range. So someone who currently earned a million dollars a year could be sitting next to someone making $30k. What was striking, though, was that everyone generally wrote down the same number. 2/
Roughly 50% more than they were currently making. 3/
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#SaudiArabia has committed numerous human rights violations. The murder of #JamalKhashoggi is by no means the only reason why the West should consider their relationship and in particular should #StopArmingSaudi #JusticeForJamal
On 17 June 2012 @raif_badawi was arrested on the charge of “insulting Islam through electronic channels”. He had a liberal discussion forum in Saudi Arabia. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, 1000 lashes & a fine. On 9 January 2015 he received the first 50 lashes. #FreeRaif
.@raif_badawi is still in prison in #SaudiArabia. His wife @miss9afi and his children live in Canada and are Canadian citizens. The family has not seen Raif for more than 6 years. @miss9afi campaigns tirelessly for his release. #FreeRaif #RoyalPardon4Raif ciluna27.wordpress.com/2016/03/10/rai…
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