#G20SaudiArabia

Saudi Arabia using G20 for Reputation Laundering

We won’t let Saudi leaders hide their grave human rights abuses behind the G20 

Why does the Saudi Arabian government want to host the G20? It is part of their public relations strategy to whitewash their human rights abuses and launder their reputation. G20 leaders awarded the G20 presidency to Saudi Arabia for 2020 despite the Saudi government’s unrelenting assault on fundamental freedoms, including jailing and harassing government critics and human rights activistsunlawful attacks in Yemen, and flouting of international calls for justice for the murder of journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. Saudi Arabia will virtually host the G20 World Leaders’ Summit on November 21-22. Through this event, the Saudi government is trying to make the public forget about their human rights abuses. Don’t let them get away with it. 

The authorities should free the detained Saudis who stood up for human rights, including Loujain al-Hathloul, Nassima al-Sadah, Samar Badawi, Waleed Abu al-Khair, Salah al-Haidar and Abdulrahman al-Sadhan.