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25 August 2018 - 20:52
News ID: 439205
Rasa - Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor is seeking the death penalty against five human rights activists, including, for the first time a woman, campaigners said.

RNA - It comes as Saudi Arabia takes an increasingly combative approach to international criticism of its human rights record, imposing a raft of sanctions against Canada after it spoke out earlier this month, al-Manar reported.


Female activist, Israa al-Ghomgham, who has documented the protests in Eastern Province since they began in 2011, would be the first woman activist to face the death sentence for rights-related work.


She was arrested at her home along with her husband in December 2015, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said in separate statements this week.



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