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Saudi Women's Rights Activists Receive 'Freedom to Write' Award as They Stand Trial in Riyadh

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Mar 14, 2019 4:23 PM 1+ mon ago

Saudi Womens Rights Activists Receive Freedom to Write Award as They Stand Trial in Riyadh

"These gutsy women have challenged one of the world's most notoriously misogynist governments."

Three women's rights activists on trial in Saudi Arabia this week because of their efforts to expand human rights in the infamously oppressive kingdom are this year's recipients of an award "designed to honor a writer imprisoned for his or her work."

PEN America, which works to defend free expression globally through the advancement of literature and human rights, announced Thursday that imprisoned writers Nouf Abdulaziz, Loujain Al-Hathloul, and Eman Al-Nafjan will be honored with the 2019 PEN/Barbey Freedom to Write Award at the PEN America Literary Gala in May.

"These gutsy women have challenged one of the world's most notoriously misogynist governments," PEN America CEO Suzanne Nossel said in a statement, "inspiring the world with their demand to drive, to govern their own lives, and to ...

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