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Saudi Arabia Sexually Abused and Tortured Activists in Detention

Riyadh (AM) – Several activists imprisoned in Saudi Arabia since May, including a number of women, face sexual harassment, torture and other forms of ill-treatment during interrogation, Amnesty International said Tuesday. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman gas led a crackdown against human rights defenders and intellectuals continue unabated in the conservative kingdom and have detained […]

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Saudi Dissident Journalist Killed Under Torture in Prison

Riyadh (TNA) – Saudi journalist and writer Turki Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Jasser have reportedly been tortured to death in prison after he disclosed rights violations committed by the Saudi authorities and royal family in his Twitter account. According to reports, Al-Jasser was arrested and tortured to death after Saudi authorities claimed he administered the Twitter […]

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Saudi Arabia Grilled Over Human Rights Record at UN Review

Geneva (MEE) – Saudi Arabia has insisted that its investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi will be “fair”, amid a barrage of criticism at a United Nations meeting on Monday. The half-day public debate at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva came just over than a month after the Saudi insider-turned-critic was murdered in the Saudi consulate […]

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Saudis Secretly Purchased $250M Spy Package from Israel to Track Foreign Journalists and Activists

Riyadh (MPN) – Jamal Khashoggi’s death serves as a dark example of the Kingdom’s growing global espionage apparatus and the actions it’s willing to take against foreign nationals. Saudi Arabia has inked a deal worth $250 million in advanced espionage technologies with Israel after a series of backroom meetings, according to a recent report from Emirati […]

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Saudi Dissident Prince Flies Home to Tackle MBS Succession

Riyadh (MEE) – Prince Ahmad bin Abdulaziz, the younger brother of King Salman, has returned to Saudi Arabia after a prolonged absence in London, to mount a challenge to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman or find someone who can. The septuagenarian prince, an open critic of bin Salman (MBS), has traveled with security guarantees given by US and UK officials. […]

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Saudi Royals Meet Khashoggi Family; Continue to Ban Them from Travel

Riyadh (MEE) – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman and his son, Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman, received the family of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the royal court on Tuesday, the state-run Saudi Press Agency reported. Photos released by SPA show Khashoggi’s son, Salah, and one of his relatives, Sahl Ahmed Khashoggi, shaking hands with the king and also with the […]

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Trump v Congress: How Khashoggi Case Sets Up Battle over US-Saudi Ties

Washington (MEE) – Some members of Congress have expressed outrage over what happened to Saudi journalist. The United States has for decades turned a blind eye to human rights abuses carried out by Saudi Arabia. However, since the disappearance and purported murder of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul […]

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Trump Admin Exploiting Khashoggi Disappearance to Force Saudis to “Buy American”

Istanbul (MPN) – The response of the Trump administration and many U.S. politicians to Khashoggi’s disappearance is largely being guided by the military-industrial complex — in this case, Lockheed Martin — but masquerading as a response motivated by “human rights.” The disappearance and alleged murder of Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi continues to strain […]

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Riyadh Threatens to Retaliate against Any Sanctions

Riyadh (TNA) – Saudi Arabia rejected threats to punish it over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul, saying the kingdom would retaliate against any sanctions with tougher measures, the official state news agency said on Sunday. It came after US President Donald Trump threatened “severe punishment” for Riyadh if it turned out Khashoggi, […]

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Saudi Story Unravels as Turkey Applies Pressure over Journalist Khashoggi

Ankara (GPA) – The case of the missing journalist, Jamal Khashoggi has become an international blunder on the Saudi’s part, and may provide Turkey a chance to further assert themselves as a regional power. Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been missing since last Tuesday when he entered a Saudi consulate inside Turkey. While Saudi Arabia often gets away […]

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