Essay: For Loujain, Who Terrified a Monarchy

Loujain al-Hathloul is the hero of her own story. On Wednesday, Loujain was released from prison but she is not free. She is banned from travel and has a suspended sentence which could send her back to prison according to the regime’s whims, whims that sent her there in the first place. So clamorous was her courage, so loud was her refusal to break that it created more of a ruckus and made her more of a liability for the Saudi regime inside prison than outside, so they sent her home, where her enforced silence would be a reprieve for them.

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