Saudi appeal court rejects rights activist claim she was tortured in jail, family says on Twitter

Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul is seen in this undated handout picture

DUBAI (Reuters) - A Saudi appeal court has rejected the claim of human rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul that she was tortured in jail, members of her family said on Twitter on Tuesday.

"The appeal maintains its first decision: denies the torture. The reason? The burden of proof is on Loujain," wrote her sister, Lina.

Saudi authorities did not immediately comment on the case.

(Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Catherine Evans)