A year after the death of imprisoned Saudi activist Abdullah al-Hamid, NGOs call for accountability and release of rights defenders.
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Saudi Arabia has not, and will not, attempt to deliberately harm US shale oil producers, according to a Saudi lobbying group.
Health of Saudi rights defender Mohammed al-Qahtani, incarcerated after testing positive for Covid-19 is a source of concern.
If dissident Saudi blogger Raif Badawi is granted Canadian citizenship it would offer him new legal rights in his home country.
Release by the Biden admin of the report naming MBS as key suspect in Khashoggi’s assassination, was a welcome move toward justice.
It was a cinematic revolution that would have hit the screens, if any, when in 2018 Saudi Arabia lifted the ban on cinema after 35 years.
Loujain al-Hathloul is a human rights lawyer who should be respected for her nonviolent advocacy in Saudi Arabia, not labelled terrorist.
Lewis Hamilton asked to reconsider participation in the upcoming race being hosted in Saudi Arabia in 2021.
Although Loujain al-Hathloul has been released several other women’s rights defenders remain arbitrarily detained by the Saudi government.
Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul was released from jail a week ago after 1001 days in detention but risks returning to prison.