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Saudi Arabia: Allow Access to Detained Women Activists

(Beirut) - Saudi Arabia should immediately allow independent international monitors to access Saudi women s rights advocates detained since May 2018 to ensure their safety and well-being, Human Rights Watch said today. On November 23, Saudi Arabia s media ministry denied evidence published by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International that Saudi authorities had tortured and sexually harassed and assaulted at least three detained activists. On November 28, Human Rights Watch received a report from an informed source indicating that Saudi authorities had tortured a fourth woman activist. Sources said the torture of Saudi women activists may be ongoing. Saudi Arabia should immediately and...

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