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🇸🇦 Could Saudi Arabia be suspended from UN Human Rights Council?

Two British lawyers have published a 31 page report – outlining how Saudi Arabia has breached international law. The report accuses police of arresting dozens of political and free speech activists, and holding them without charge. Now, the United Nations is being urged to suspend Saudi Arabia from the Human Rights Council. The kingdom’s seat on the council is due to expire next year, but the Saudi human rights record will be up for review in the next few months.

Will the UN act?

Presenter: Laura Kyle

Guests:

Rodney Dixon is a British lawer and the author of the report.

Samah Hadid is with Amnesty International.

Ali Al Ahmed is director of the Institute for Gulf Affairs and former political prisoner. He is also the first Saudi citizen to attend the UNHRC as a non-governmental guest.

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