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My sister is in a Saudi jail. Her crime? Campaigning for women’s rights | Walid al-Hathloul

The government of Saudi Arabia claims it operates an open and tolerant nation. Its deplorable actions prove the very opposite is true
‘How can we achieve women’s equality if we allow its greatest advocates to die in jail?’ Photograph: Loujain al-Hathloul

On International Women’s Day, we celebrate the many achievements of women and stand together to demand equal rights. More and more people worldwide are speaking out against injustices and joining the fight for equality.

My sister, Loujain, is one of these brave gender equality activists – and for that she is now in jail. She has dedicated her life to gaining basic women’s rights in our home country of Saudi Arabia, focusing mainly on the women’s , and .

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