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Jailed Saudi activist ‘offered release in return for denying torture,’ family says

RIYADH — Prominent Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul has rejected a proposal to secure her release from prison in exchange for a video statement denying reports she was tortured in custody, her family said on Tuesday. Hathloul, along with at least a dozen other women’s rights activists, were arrested over a year ago as… Read More »

Sorry, Allergan. Another activist backs an immediate split to CEO, chairman jobs

If Allergan thought it could satisfy angry investors by splitting the CEO and chairman jobs after Brent Saunders leaves the company, it’ll have to think again. Another prominent activist—John Chevedden—is joining forces with rebels at Appaloosa to push for an immediate split.   Appaloosa said Thursday that Chevedden is withdrawing his shareholder resolution for a job split and backing its own. Chevedden said… Read More »