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3 Saudi women activists receive PEN Freedom to Write Award

 

March 15, 2019



NEW YORK (AP) — Three Saudi women's rights activists whose arrests last year have been condemned worldwide are being honored by PEN America.

Nouf Abdulaziz, Loujain al-Hathloul and Eman al-Nafjan have won the PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award, the literary and human rights organization announced Thursday. The award was established in 1987 and is given to writers imprisoned for their work, with previous recipients coming from Ukraine, Egypt and Ethiopia among other countries.

In custody for working to "undermine the security" of the kingdom, Abdulaziz, Al-Hathloul and Al-Nafjan have openly...



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