NABEEL AL-SOUYGH, CHIEF OF POLICE OF AL UDEID GOVERNORATE UDEID, SAUDI ARABIA
Nabeel al-Souygh issued an order to detain women's rights activists Maysaa al-Amoudi and Loujain Alhathloul for the "crime" of driving in 2014. He sent a letter to subordinate police officers on December 1, 2014 to arrest the two friends as they separately crossed the Saudi border from the UAE through the Batha crossing point. According to the police report, at the crossing point, Alhathloul and Amoudi "closed the car entry lane using their cars with the aim of influencing and affecting public opinion, and posted this incident on social media." The Saudi authorities detained Alhathloul in a facility designed for "delinquent" women and detained Amoudi in al-Ahsa Prison both for 73 days.
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DAWN requested a response from Nabeel al-Souygh, Chief of Police of Al Udeid, by writing to the Saudi authorities on December 9, 2020 but no response was received by the time of publication.