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Three of the Saudi Arabian women released on Thursday appeared in court in Riyadh a day earlier. They have been detained since May and say they have been subjected to physical and sexual abuse. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President of the Human Rights Commission of Saudi Arabia, Bandar bin Mohammed Al-Aiban, pictured in November, told the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday the accused killers behind Jamal Khashoggi's death are being brought to justice. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Saudi Arabian women's rights activist Loujain Alhathloul appeared in court with several other women for the first time since her arrest and detention in May 2018. Marieke Wijntjes via Reuters hide caption

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Saudi Women's Rights Activists Appear In Riyadh Court

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Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, 18, addresses the media during a news conference at a refugee resettling agency in Toronto on Jan. 15. She pledged to "work in support of freedom for women around the world, the same freedom I experienced on the first day I arrived in Canada." Cole Burston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Saudi Kingdom Tries To Prevent More Women From Fleeing

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Tom Barrack, longtime friend of President Trump, delivers a speech at the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016, in Cleveland, Ohio. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Longtime Trump Friend Under The Microscope For Mideast Ties, Inauguration Role

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A new interim report from the House Oversight Committee details Trump administration officials' efforts to transfer nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, pictured here, visited the U.S. in March 2017. Andrew Cabellero-Reynolds/AP hide caption

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Trump Officials Tried To Rush Nuclear Technology To Saudis, House Panel Finds

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Friends of Loujain al-Hathloul made a photo to parody a Vogue Arabia cover image showing a Saudi princess in a red convertible. Pictured here (left to right) are Ayendri Ishani Ridell, Urooba Jamal, Narissa Diwan, Atiya Jaffar and Rauza Khan. Hathloul "took a huge risk to advance women's rights in her country," Jamal says, "and now is facing the most heinous injustices." Doaa Jamal hide caption

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Concern Grows For Loujain Al-Hathloul, Jailed Saudi Women's Driving Activist

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The Absher app, available in the Apple and Google apps stores in Saudi Arabia, allows men to track the whereabouts of their wives and daughters. Apple App Store/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun (center) is welcomed by Canadian Minister for Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland as she arrives at Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Ontario, on Saturday. The young Saudi woman who fled her family successfully harnessed the power of Twitter to secure asylum in Canada. Lars Hagberg /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun walks by Thai Chief of Immigration Police Maj. Gen. Surachate Hakparn (right) before leaving the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. Australia says it is considering granting refugee resettlement to the Saudi, who fled from her family, based on referral by the U.N. Immigration Police via AP hide caption

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Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun on her mobile phone as she sat barricaded in a hotel room in Thailand's international airport in Bangkok on Monday. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun/Human Rights Watch via AP hide caption

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In this image made from video, Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun sat barricaded in a hotel room at an international airport in Bangkok. Alqunun asked for asylum in Australia, and Thai officials said they won't deport her for now. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun/Human Rights Watch via AP hide caption

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