The Freedom Initiative’s Saudi Case Manager Bethany Alhaidari was quoted an article published in the Associated Press on November 10, 2022. Entitled, “American woman freed in Saudi Arabia, travel ban remains,” Associated Press cites the Freedom Initiative and Saudi Case Manager Bethany Alhaidari on the release from prison of U.S. citizen Carly Morris, who is trapped under travel ban in Saudi Arabia. The Associated Press article was shared by the Washington Post and CBS News.
Carly Morris was released early Wednesday, after being summoned and taken into custody by Saudi authorities in the north-central city of Buraidah on Monday, according to the Freedom Initiative. The Washington-based group advocates for prisoners it deems wrongfully detained in the Middle East.
Morris traveled to Saudi Arabia in 2019 for what was intended to be a short stay to allow her daughter to meet the family of the Saudi father, said Bethany Al-Haidari, Freedom Initiative’s Saudi Arabia case manager.