Dr Hatoon Al-Fassi, a prominent human rights activist in Saudi Arabia and a professor at King Saud University, was detained by Saudi Arabian authorities sometime between June 22 and June 24 2018 after publicly announcing her plans to celebrate the removal of the ban on women’s right to drive;
Dr. Al-Fassi has reportedly been denied access to her family and legal counsel;
Public information regarding Dr. Al-Fassi’s situation, including where she is being held and when she may be released or appear in court, is still unavailable;
The Prime Minister identifies as a proud feminist; and
The Government of Canada identifies as a feminist government and has committed to pursuing an international feminist assistance policy.
We, the undersigned, Students of LAWS 4903A at Carleton University, call upon the Government of Canada to call for the release and full acquittal of Professor Hatoon Al-Fassi from Saudi Arabian custody.
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