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(Beirut) – A deportation center in Riyadh is holding hundreds of mostly Ethiopian migrant workers in conditions so degrading that they amount to ill-treatment, Human Rights Watch said today. Detainees alleged to Human Rights Watch that they are held in…
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G20 member countries should press Saudi Arabia to release everyone detained unlawfully and provide accountability for past abuses in advance of the virtual G20 leaders’ summit on November 21, 2020, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch is…
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(Beirut, November 9, 2020) – G20 member countries should press Saudi Arabia to release everyone detained unlawfully and provide accountability for past abuses in advance of the virtual G20 leaders’ summit on November 21, 2020, Human Rights Watch said…
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The Saudi government has spent billions of dollars hosting major entertainment, cultural, and sporting events as a deliberate strategy to deflect from the country’s image as a pervasive human rights violator, Human Rights Watch said today. On October 2,…
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Important social reforms enacted under Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have been accompanied by deepening repression and abusive practices meant to silence dissidents and critics, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
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Rahaf al-Qunun, the Saudi woman who managed to successfully flee her allegedly abusive family, has shed new light on the countless women trapped under the abusive male guardianship system in Saudi Arabia. Women face systematic discrimination and are left…
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Turkey should formally submit a request to the UN secretary-general to establish an international, independent investigation into Saudi Arabia’s murder of Jamal Khashoggi. An international investigation under the authority of the secretary general would…
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We’re asking world leaders to reject Saudi Arabia’s attempted whitewash of the killing of Jamal Khashoggi by asking for an independent UN investigation. We are also asking them to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia until it ends unlawful attacks in Yemen.…
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We’re asking world leaders to reject Saudi Arabia’s attempted whitewash of the killing of Jamal Khashoggi by asking for an independent UN investigation. We are also asking them to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia until it ends unlawful attacks in Yemen.…
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The world wants to know: #WhereisJamal
 
 The Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has not been seen since he entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2nd. The sad truth is, Khashoggi’s disappearance fits a pattern of Saudi attacks…
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When the Saudi government agreed to let women drive, major car companies publicly and rightly hailed that development. It was a step towards equality for women in the Kingdom and created a lucrative new market for the industry. Now, the courageous women…
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Help free the real champions behind the lifting of the driving ban. Call on car companies to support the release of the detained Saudi women activists.
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Saudi crown prince and de facto ruler Mohammad Bin Salman is hailed as a champion of reform... but does Saudi Arabia really want reform? Saudi Arabia has been jailing critics at home and committing war crimes in Yemen. Now the US is welcoming him with…
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Saudi crown prince and de facto ruler Mohammad Bin Salman is hailed as a champion of reform... but does Saudi Arabia really want reform? Saudi Arabia has been jailing critics at home and committing war crimes in Yemen. Now the UK is welcoming him with…
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The Saudi criminal justice system tramples the rights of Pakistani defendants to due process and fair trials. The glaring defects in the criminal justice system are especially acute for Pakistanis, who face substantial difficulties finding legal…
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The Saudi-led coalition’s broad restrictions on aid and essential goods to Yemen’s civilian population are worsening the country’s humanitarian catastrophe. Unless the coalition immediately stops blocking aid and commercial goods from reaching civilians…
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Efforts to bring those responsible for atrocities in Syria before European courts are starting to bear fruit, notably in Swedish and German courts, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. While various authorities in Europe have opened…
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Some Saudi state clerics and institutions incite hatred and discrimination against religious minorities, including the country’s Shia Muslim minority. Saudi Arabia has permitted government-appointed religious scholars and clerics to refer to religious…
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The Saudi Arabia-led coalition killed several dozen civilians in three apparently unlawful airstrikes in September and October 2016. The coalition’s use of United States-supplied weapons in two of the strikes, including a bomb delivered to Saudi Arabia…