Human Rights Violations in Saudi Arabia (Government action (The Shiite…
Human Rights Violations in Saudi Arabia
The government are the ones who are attacking the people and committing the human rights violations
The Government uses a Specialized Criminal Court that only hears anti terrorist cases, or human rights activists who have been arrested.
The government has special religious police that arrest anyone that break the religious law in any way shape or form.
This court is probably rigged because nobody has ever been acquitted from this court
The Shiite minority
Shiite muslims are harassed by the government and the police constantly.
A Shiite cleric and rights activist Nimr al Nimr was executed for treason disagreeing with the government.
One of the rare positive things that the government has done is King Abdullah has signed a royal decree that promises more women's rights, however King Salman is in charge now and those reforms are questionable.
Human Rights activists are barely existent.
Lynn Maalouf, Deputy Director for Research at Amnesty International’s Beirut Regional office.
“Human rights activists in Saudi Arabia are an endangered species. One by one they are vanishing – prosecuted, jailed, intimidated into silence or forced into exile - highlighting the authorities’ zero tolerance approach to freedom of expression.”
The ACPRA was the most powerful human rights NGO in the country before it got disbanded and the founder was killed
Social media campaign for women driving
In Saudi Arabia Women are Forbidden from driving cars and numerous basic tasks
A Social media campaign sparked up in which Saudi women get in cars and drive places, and this is extremely illegal.
Some names of the people involved are
May al Sawyan
Manal al Sharif
Latifa al Shaalan
Haya al Mani
The Shiite minority is being abused and attacked by the government
Nimr al Nimr was a charismatic Cleric that tried to help the shia community but was killed
New Reforms are promised but their legitimacy is questionable