Archive for November, 2017

New Saudi terrorism law: More of the same, still deeply flawed and wide open to abuse

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عربي ALQST has analysed the text of Saudi Arabia’s new Law on Combating Crimes of Terrorism and its Financing, which came out on November 1, 2017, and compared it with the previous terrorism law of December 27, 2013. ALQST’s conclusion from this analysis is that while the new law has Read more

“Moderation” requires tolerance, acceptance of others, free speech and human rights

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عربي Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has said on several occasions recently that he wants to return the country to “moderation”, or “moderate Islam”, and that he wants to fight “extremism”. His promises and visions in connection with these claims bear no relation to what is happening on Read more

As Saudi authorities launch PR campaign, war on freedom of expression reaches zenith

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عربي While the Saudi authorities keep boasting about granting women the right to drive, following a royal decree issued recently by King Salman, the number of people arrested, among them women, has seen a swift upsurge in the kingdom. The list of arrestees includes academics, journalists, human rights activists and Read more