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Saudi Arabia: Intensified Repression of Writers, Activists


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Saudi Arabia: Intensified Repression of Writers, Activists

Human Rights Watch (HRW)

BEIRUT - Saudi Arabia has stepped up arrests, prosecutions, and convictions of peaceful dissident writers and human rights advocates in 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. In January, a Saudi court sentenced two prominent activists to long jail terms, accusing them of being in contact with international media and human rights organizations. The authorities jailed two others, one of whom remains in detention while under investigation.

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Saudi Arabia is also financing the killing of Shia and Sufi Muslims throughout the Middle East and Pakistan. How do their Clerics square this with the Greater Umma?