The family of a prominent jailed Saudi women’s rights activist says she turned down a deal to deny being tortured and sexually assaulted in prison in exchange for her freedom

The family of a jailed Saudi women’s rights activist says she has refused a deal which would see her deny allegations of torture at the hands of prison guards in exchange for her freedom.  Loujain al-Hathloul, a prominent activist in the women’s right to drive movement and also an outspoken critic of Saudi Arabia’s guardianship laws, was detained alongside over a dozen other women’s rights activists in May 2018. Reports by human rights groups indicate that a number of those jailed in the crackdown, including women, were tortured and sexually abused while in prison.  Lina Al-Hathloul on Tuesday said

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