Loujain al-Hathloul received the Council of Europe's Václav Havel Human Rights Prize. The activist had pushed to end a ban on..
Loujain al-Hathloul is a Saudi women's rights activist, a social media figure, and a former political prisoner. She is a graduate of the University of British Columbia. Al-Hathloul has been arrested and released on several occasions for defying the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia and was arrested in May 2018, with several prominent women's rights activists, on the charge of "attempting to destabilise the kingdom" after being effectively kidnapped in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). As of October 2018, her husband, Saudi stand-up comedian Fahad al-Butairi, had also been forcefully returned from Jordan to the Kingdom and was under arrest.