The trial of Saudi activist Loujain Alhathloul has been transferred from Saudi Arabia's criminal court to a court specializing in terrorism charges, according to her family. Rare, last-minute court appearanceAlhathloul's sister, Lina Alhathloul, said the family got word of a rare and last-minute court appearance on Tuesday night. But at the court appearance on Wednesday, Alhathloul was told that her case would be transferred to a specialized court because the prior court didn't have the jurisdiction to try her. "They say there's been a lack of jurisdiction after dealing with it for more than a year and it's just not credible anymore," said Lina Alhathloul. Since her detention Alhathloul has received a number of human rights awards and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Source: CBC News November 25, 2020 20:15 UTC