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Tawakkol Karman reiterates solidarity with Saudi prisoner of conscience al-Odah

The Nobel Peace Prize-winning human rights activist Tawakkol Karman has reiterated her solidarity with Saudi thinker and prisoner of conscience Salman al-Odah. 

In her official Twitter account, Tawakkol Karman replied to a comment by al-Odah’s son, Abdullah, on his father’s sentencing hearing, saying: “Freedom to your father as a great moderate thinker and reformer! May the eyes of the cowards never taste sleep!”

Salman al Odah, a prominent Saudi scholar, has been languishing in prison since September 2017. He was arrested as a part of the kingdom’s widespread crackdown on dissent overseen by its de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (known as MBS).