Walid al-Hathloul

Saudi democracy activist

Middle East and North Africa

Walid al-Hathloul is a Saudi activist and brother of Loujain al-Hathloul, a woman’s right advocate currently facing imprisonment on account of the Saudi government. Al-Hathloul has remained outspoken on the ill treatment of his sister since she was kidnapped and arrested in the UAE for her protest against the Saudi ban on women driving. He has publicly denounced the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s vicious conduct towards political prisoners, and remains outspoken on his sister’s situation. Allegations of the Saudi government’s mistreatment and Loujain’s case has attracted international attention around the world.