Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul accused the authorities of holding them in solitary confinement, sexual assault and administering beatings and electric shocks. Photograph: Reuters

A prominent Saudi women’s rights activist has rejected an offer that would see her freed in return for agreeing to sign and record a statement saying (...)

Demonstrators from Amnesty International protest on to urge Saudi authorities to release jailed women’s rights activists  outside the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Paris, France, on March 8th, 2019. Photograph: Reuters

Saudi Arabia has arrested eight people, including two dual US-Saudi citizens, in an apparent crackdown on supporters of women activists whose trial ha(...)