Feminist Advocate for Equal Rights in the Middle East
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Loujain Alhathloul (Arabic: لجين الهذلول; born July 31, 1989) is a Saudi women’s rights activist and a social media figure. She was ranked 3rd in the list of Top 100 Most Powerful Arab Women 2015.
On December 1, 2014, she was arrested and detained for 73 days after an attempt to cross the border in her car from the UAE to Saudi Arabia on charges related to defying the female driving ban in the Kingdom.
On 4 June 2017, she was arrested and detained for second time at King Fahad International Airport in Dammam. The reason for the arrest is unclear and hadn’t been allowed her access to a lawyer or contact her family.