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Advocacy, Historians at Risk


Middle East

Following more than 10 months of protested detention, Dr. Hatoon al-Fassi was released from prison in Saudi Arabia on May 2, 2019, and has been allowed to return home to her family. Dr. al-Fassi’s release has been characterized as “temporary;” the Middle East Studies Association continues to call for her full exoneration, as well as for the release of the other women’s rights advocates who remain in detention.