Saudi princess freed after 3 years in jail

Saudi authorities have freed Basmah Saud, a royal family member known as a proponent of women's rights and a constitutional monarchy, and her daughter from jail, says a human rights group. – EPA pic, January 9, 2022.

SAUDI authorities have released a princess and her daughter who had been held without charge for nearly three years in the capital, a human rights group said yesterday. 

Basmah Saud, 57, a royal family member long seen as a proponent of women’s rights and a constitutional monarchy, had been detained since March 2019, and in April 2020 implored King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to release her on health grounds.

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