Saudi lethal policies against activists worry Amnesty International

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News ID: 27872
Publish Date: 11:42 - 25 August 2018
TEHRAN, August 25 - The Saudi regime's ongoing lethal policies against female Human Rights activists provoked Amnesty International reaction.

Saudi lethal policies against worries Amnesty International

TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) -  Amnesty International voiced concern about the situation of yet another detained female Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul.

The Saudi regime detained Loujain in May during an arrest spree by the kingdom of its female rights activists.

"To be honest, with every day that goes by our concern for the well-being of Loujain increases," Jackie Hansen with the UK-based rights group’s Canada chapter said.

"Saudi Arabia has now escalated the situation by continuing to detain additional women human rights defenders," she added.

Hathoul, one of the most outspoken female critics of the kingdom’s human rights record, was first arrested in 2014.

The kingdom detaine the activists over charges of violating a Saudi law that banned women from driving after she tried to cross the border in her car from the UAE to Saudi Arabia.

Meanwhile, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) has announced that Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor is seeking to impose the death penalty against five other human rights activists from the kingdom's Eastern Province.

The activists are on trial at a “terrorism court.”

The first on death row could be Israa al-Ghomgham from the province’s Qatif region, who has been behind the bars for 32 months.

Saudi lethal policies against worries Amnesty International

According to the HRW, al-Ghomgham has been charged with incitement to protest.

Also on Thursday, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed concern over reports about the death sentences, saying his country would continue to stand up against human rights violations in the kingdom.

Speculations are rising that the kingdom may start to execute its jailed women rights campaigners.

Source: Press TV

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