Saudi activist's trial moved to specialized terrorism court following rare court appearance - News Summed Up

Saudi activist's trial moved to specialized terrorism court following rare court appearance


The trial of Saudi activist Loujain Alhathloul has been transferred from Saudi Arabia's criminal court to a court specializing in terrorism charges, according to her family. Rare, last-minute court appearanceAlhathloul's sister, Lina Alhathloul, said the family got word of a rare and last-minute court appearance on Tuesday night. But at the court appearance on Wednesday, Alhathloul was told that her case would be transferred to a specialized court because the prior court didn't have the jurisdiction to try her. "They say there's been a lack of jurisdiction after dealing with it for more than a year and it's just not credible anymore," said Lina Alhathloul. Since her detention Alhathloul has received a number of human rights awards and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.


Source: CBC News November 25, 2020 20:15 UTC



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