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Senior Saudi scholar visits Auschwitz camp ahead of Holocaust anniversary

WARSAW: Senior Saudi religious scholar and former justice minister, Sheikh Muhammad bin Abdul Karim bin Abdulaziz al-Issa, has visited the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz in Poland along with a Jewish group, days before the Tel Aviv regime is going to commemorate the Holocaust in the occupied Jerusalem al-Quds. On …

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NGOs boycott pre-G20 meetings in Saudi Arabia over rights violations

RIYADH: Three prominent international NGOs have boycotted meetings that Saudi Arabia is holding with civil society groups ahead of the annual Group of Twenty (G20) Summit, saying the Riyadh regime is trying to “whitewash its dire human rights record” by hosting such events. In a joint statement issued on Monday, …

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Prominent Saudi dissident cleric without basic human rights in prison: Son

RIYADH: The son of prominent Saudi dissident Muslim cleric Sheikh Salman al-Awdah says his father is subjected to treatment that infringes upon his basic rights and that he is denied urgent medical care, as a crackdown led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman against pro-democracy campaigners, Muslim preachers and intellectuals …

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Saudi Arabia arrests hundreds after ‘modernization’ festival

Saudi Arabia has arrested over 200 people for violating “public decency”, casting doubt on Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s so-called plan to “modernize” the ultra-conservative Arab kingdom. Riyadh police said about 120 men and women have been arrested over the past week for offending public morals, including wearing “inappropriate clothes”, …

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RSF: Justice trampled on with Saudi court verdict in Khashoggi case

Reporters Without Borders says the verdict handed down by a Saudi court in the case of the murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi “trampled on” justice. In a statement issued on Monday, the Paris-based media rights watchdog noted that by meting out death sentence to five Saudi on charges …

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Who are Saudis under spotlight over Jamal Khashoggi’s killing?

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia on Monday sentenced five people to death and three more to jail terms totalling 24 years over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul in October last year. Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist, was killed in the Kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, after entering to …

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OIC voices concerns over Indian citizenship law targeting Muslims

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has expressed serious concern over India’s controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the Babri Masjid verdict affecting the Muslim population in India. The contentious law, passed by Indian parliament on December 11, aims to grant citizenship to minorities of the Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, Sikh, …

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