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.
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News about the struggle for democracy in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is not a functioning democracy. According to Freedom House, "political parties are forbidden, and organized political opposition exists only outside the country". Also see our articles on the Middle East and religion - a touchy subject for the Saudi royals.
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.
Loujain and other activists were imprisoned in 2018 after defying the Saudi government’s ban on women driving.
Tunisia is the only Arab Spring country to enjoy democracy. However, it faces threats from political Islam fielded by regional neighbors like Saudi Arabia, UAE.
GCHR reiterates calls for Saudi Arabia to immediately free all human rights defenders who have been jailed for their advocacy for women’s rights.
Before journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, Saudi officials inside the building discussed dismembering a body.
A Saudi teenager who had been facing a possible death penalty for taking part in Shiite-led protests as a child will not be executed.