Loujain al-Hathloul: one prison guard wrote that the prominent female rights campaigner  “was subjected to unprecedented sexual harassment” which he witnessed.  Photograph: Rania Sanjar/ AFP via Getty Images

Insider accounts have surfaced of alleged torture of high-profile Saudi political detainees, according to campaign group Human Rights Watch. In a wee(...)

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia Saudi:  exiles and human rights activists say the US administration must hold him accountable for the Khashoggi killing. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

Saudi Arabia’s allies have rejected the US intelligence agency’s finding that the Saudi crown prince approved of the 2018 assassination of dissident j(...)

Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in 2018. File photograph: Mohammed al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty

Fresh information has surfaced connecting the Saudi crown prince to the 2018 murder in Turkey of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi as the Biden adm(...)

Loujain al-Hathloul: Case has drawn international condemnation. Photograph: Facebook/AFP via Getty Images

Prominent women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul was released from a Saudi prison after nearly three years behind bars, her family said on Wedne(...)

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: Some  believe the prince’s push to repair relations with Qatar are partly motivated by efforts to improve his standing with US president-elect Joe Biden. Handout photograph: Bandar Al-Jaloud/Saudi Royal Palace/AFP via Getty Images

Saudi Arabia has agreed to reopen its land, air and sea borders with Qatar in a move to end a dispute lasting more than three years that triggered an (...)

 Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul:  According to Amnesty and ALQST, she and other women detainees have been beaten, given electric shocks and sexually harassed. Photograph: Facebook/AFP via Getty Images

Human rights groups have condemned the transfer of the trial of a high-profile Saudi woman activist from a civil court to the kingdom’s terrorism cour(...)

Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul: has been on hunger strike since October 26th. Photograph: Facebook

The G20 summit hosted by Saudi Arabia this weekend has been hijacked by the coronavirus pandemic and will be held virtually, with talking heads addres(...)

Princess Reema bint Bandar, the head of the Saudi Federation for Community Sports, third from left, at a match between local rivals Al-Ahli and Al-Batin in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the first soccer match women were allowed to attend at a public stadium in the country, January. 12, 2018. Photograph: Tasneem Alsultan/The New York Times

Saudi Arabia is to establish a female football league in a bid to loosen ultraconservative religious, social and cultural restrictions on girls and wo(...)

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman: next year’s G20 summit will take place in Riyadh. Photograph:  HO/Saudi Royal Palace/AFP via Getty Images

Saudi Arabia has detained nine writers, journalists and bloggers in its latest round of a protracted crackdown on dissent. London-based Saudi rights (...)

Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul accused the authorities of holding them in solitary confinement, sexual assault and administering beatings and electric shocks. Photograph: Reuters

A prominent Saudi women’s rights activist has rejected an offer that would see her freed in return for agreeing to sign and record a statement saying (...)

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