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Saudi Arabia arrests 2 more female activists as part of crackdown on dissent

Truth NGO – Saudi Arabia has arrested two more female activists as Saudi Arabia continues its heavy-handed crackdown on voices of dissent. The two women are accused of expressing support for other jailed female activists and voicing anger at Saudi Arabia’s decision to imprison them. The developments came as the United Nations has accused Riyadh of misusing its anti-terror law …

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European Parliament condemns human rights violations in Saudi Arabia

Truth NGO – The European Parliament yesterday condemned human rights violations in Saudi Arabia and called for the immediate release of all detainees including activists Nawaf Al-Rasheed and Raef Badawi and stop discrimination against minorities, Al Jazeera reported. The European Parliament also urged Saudi Arabia to accelerate the pace of reform and not just to make promises. So far this …

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Israel ‘selling nuclear information’ to Saudi

Truth NGO – Israel is selling Saudi Arabia information that would allow the kingdom to develop nuclear weapons, a senior Israeli nuclear expert has revealed. Ami Dor-On, a senior nuclear commentator with the Israeli military organization iHLS, said the cooperation has been made possible in the wake of the widening ties between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and Israeli …

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Saudi arrests another prominent human rights activist

Truth NGO – Saudi Arabia arrested prominent rights campaigner Mohammed Al-Bajadi, Amnesty International said today, as part of a crackdown mostly targeting advocates of women’s rights in the conservative Kingdom. The government announced last week that seven people had been arrested for suspicious contacts with foreign entities and offering financial support to “enemies overseas”. They also confirmed that several other …

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Saudi arrests activists who campaigned for women’s driving

Truth NGO – Saudi Arabia has arrested at least five people, mostly women who previously agitated for the right to drive and an end to the kingdom’s male guardianship system, rights activists said on Friday. Last year’s decision to end a decades-old ban on women driving cars, set to come into effect next month, has been hailed as proof of …

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Saudi Arabia using US-supplied cluster bombs against Yemenis

Truth NGO – A Yemeni journalist says Saudi Arabia is using US-manufactured cluster bombs in its deadly airstrikes targeting civilians in the impoverished country. Speaking on a live TV program on Friday, Hasan al-Buhaiiti displayed the fragments of a US-made bomb that had been dropped by a Saudi jet on the Hamdan district of Yemen’s west-central Sana’a province on Thursday. …

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Saudi Arabia: Thousands Held Arbitrarily

Truth NGO – According to HRW, Saudi Arabia is detaining thousands of people for more than six months, in some cases for over a decade, without referring them to courts for criminal proceedings. Saudi Arabia’s attorney general should promptly charge or release all criminal defendants and stop holding people arbitrarily. Human Rights Watch analyzed data from a public online Interior …

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Sudan officially announces its decision to withdraw from the Yemen war

Truth NGO – The Sudanese government has officially informed Saudi Arabia that it does not intend to renew the Sudanese military forces, which participate in the coalition of aggression against the people of Yemen starting next June, according to the military protocol agreed in the operating room. The Sudanese decision seems to have been taken after a long period of …

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Saudi Arabia closes women-only gym amid reform postures

Saudi Arabia’s powerful sports minister has closed down a women-only gym in the capital Riyadh, blaming it for breaking the kingdom’s “moral” laws. The gym was closed on Friday on the orders of Turki Al Sheikh, who is a confidante of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. “We are not going to tolerate this,” tweeted Al Sheikh. The minister was protesting …

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Germany moving to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE, Turkey

Truth NGO – Proposed law would also ban arms exports to other countries involved in military operations and regional crises. A draft bill in Germany aims to ban weapons exports to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Turkey for their involvement in military conflicts. The bill aims to prevent weapons exports and all other related goods and services …

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