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Aziza al-Yousef

Aziza al-Yousef (Joodymuhd 2017, CC BY-SA 4.0)

Aziza al-Yousef (*1957/58) is a Saudi Arabian women’s rights activist and academic. She was detained by Saudi authorities in May 2018 along with Loujain al-Hathloul and five others.
As of November, 2018, she was apparently being held in the Dhahban Central Prison. In late March 2019, the women presented their defence and described physical and sexual abuse they had endured in captivity. Aziza al-Yousef, together with Eman al-Nafjan and Dr Rokaya Mohareb were released on bail.