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A prominent Saudi activist s detention and sudden silence

Loujain Alhathloul, a Saudi women s rights activist who studied in Canada, has been imprisoned for the past two years. And now, her family, who used to be able to talk to her regularly, hasn t heard from her in seven weeks. Today, the CBC s Michelle Ghoussoub joins us to talk about how Alhathloul became one of the most prominent faces in the struggle for women s rights in Saudi Arabia, what her continued detention says about social reforms under the Saudi regime, and what her family thinks her silence means.


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