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August 31, 2014

Saudi Arabia continues its repression of rights activists

For months now, the Saudi human rights activist Waleed Abulkhair has been clinging to the truth against the odds. Last month, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison (with five years suspended), fined a large sum and barred from leaving the country for another 15 years – all because of social media comments and remarks to the news media about the kingdom’s miserable human rights record.

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