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Saudi woman activist tortured and harassed in prison, says father

The father of Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul has claimed that Saudi authorities are torturing his daughter inside the jail.

On his Twitter account, Hathloul al-Hathloul, father of imprisoned activist Loujain, mentioned about the sexual harassment and torture his daughter is facing in the prison.


Quoting an incident from history, he tweeted: “A girl screamed ‘O Mu’tasim’ (from a Roman jail) and this scream was engraved on the forehead of history."

He added alluding to his daughter "There are numerous tales about the reason for that scream, yet it is sure that she was not electrocuted, was not held incommunicado for over four months, was not sexually harassed and not compromised with assault and murder thereafter."

Human Rights Watch quoting "informed sources" said a month ago that no less than three of the woman activists have experienced electric stuns, whipping and “forcible hugging and kissing”. 

Another report from Amnesty International asserts they were "over and over tormented by electric shock and beating, abandoning some unfit to walk or stand appropriately" and "exposed to lewd behavior" . 

The reports said Loujain al-Hathloul was being held in the Dhahban Prison close by six different activists, including Samar Badawi, sister of detained blogger Raif Bawai. 

Canada-based resistance dissident Omar Abdul Aziz al-Zahrani said the focusing of al-Hathloul by the Saudi specialists is on the grounds that she raised her voice, calling for allowing ladies their rights and discharging prisoners. 

Al-Zahrani included: "Al-Hathloul originates from a rich family and her requests were not close to home. She was captured twice previously, which demonstrates the displeasure of Saudi experts at her." 

Al-Hathloul was confined by Saudi Arabian authorities nearby a few other unmistakable human rights advocates, in what numerous specialists are calling a crackdown on activism in the nation. 

Reports said that the previous consultant of the previous regal court Saud al-Qahtani administered the torture of activists. 

Al-Qahtani is asserted to have issued the request to kill Jamal Khashoggi in the Turkish office in Istanbul on the instructions of Saudi Crown Prince.

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