Loujain al-Hathloul is a Saudi political prisoner. She has campaigned for women’s rights: the right to drive; the right to live an independent life, without male guardianship; the right to be free of domestic abuse. In prison, she has been tortured. Her family stayed silent for eight months, thinking that was the right strategy. But then they decided to speak out. Loujain’s brother Walid is doing just that, and does so in this brief, moving “Q&A” with Jay.

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  1. Coolidge

    Thank you for bringing forth the way that the rights of women in Saudi Arabia are violated on a daily basis. It has been very troubling to realize that in Saudi land, all that is necessary for a divorce is for the man to say his wife has committed adultery – even if that is not the case. Then she is taken to court, almost immediately found guilty and then executed.

    Yet our American Presidents have been fine with the politics there. Both Bush guys were friends of the Saudi elite and royal family as is President Trump.

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    • May 31, 2019, at 10:36 AM PDT
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  2. Thatcher

    There are times I just want to see the rest of the civilized world band together, then go in and reform Islam from the outside, militarily if necessary . . .

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    • May 31, 2019, at 1:28 PM PDT
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