الأربعاء، 17 أبريل 2019

Saudi court postpones women rights activists' trial hearing

‘Private reasons’ cited for delay to trial of women, most of whom campaigned for right to drive

A court in Saudi Arabia has postponed a fourth hearing in the trial of several women rights activists, a case that has intensified western criticism of Riyadh following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

A court official informed some of the women’s relatives that the session would not take place, citing the judge’s “private reasons”, and could not provide a new date. The public prosecutor said last May that some of the women had been arrested on suspicion of harming Saudi interests and offering support to hostile elements abroad.

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