Abdullah al-Duhailan was one of several journalists arrested in April 2019. He wrote for a U.K.-based newspaper and hosted an online talk show. Al-Duhailan was arrested April 4, according to The Associated Press and the London-based human rights organization Al-Qst. Al-Duhailan wrote chiefly for the London-based newspaper Al-Hayat and hosted the talk show "Al-Markaz," broadcast on social media, according to his author page on Al-Hayat and his social media accounts. Al-Duhailan’s reporting for Al-Hayat included interviews with women who drove cars in defiance of Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving, a ban that was lifted in 2018, according to a CPJ review of his writing. Unlike other journalists detained at the same time, al-Duhailan’s writing focused more on local news in Saudi Arabia, although several articles touched on women’s rights activists.