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Saudi Arabia: They Should Be Behind the Wheel, Not Behind Bars ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, women, rights, Saudi Arabia )

- 384 days ago -
Just weeks before Saudi Arabia is set to lift its ban on women drivers, many of the women human rights defenders who campaigned in support of the right of women to drive have been detained by authorities.
5 Facts of Life for Women in Saudi Arabia Call Into Question Late Kings Legacy of -- Womens Rights
Society & Culture  (tags: women, Saudi Arabia, women's rights and safety )

- 1589 days ago -
Via polls, studies, and looking at its laws and cultural norms, five particular aspects of life for a woman in Saudi Arabia bring into question Christine LagardeâEUR(TM)s tribute to the late king, referring to his discreet support for women.
Saudi King Abdullah Dies, New Ruler Is Salman
Society & Culture  (tags: Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah, obituary, world, sadness, family, government, politics, society, news )

- 1612 days ago -
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah died early on Friday and his brother Salman became king, the royal court in the world's top oil exporter and birthplace of Islam said in a statement carried by state television.
Saudi Arabia Postpones 1,000 Lashes Sentence for Blogger
Society & Culture  (tags: lashing punishment, lashing, Saudi Arabia, sharia law, punishment, blogging, activists )

- 1617 days ago -
The activist sentenced to 1,000 lashes in Saudi Arabia underwent his first flogging despite the country's Supreme Court being ordered to review the case, Raif Badawi, 31, was due to undergo the second of 20 rounds of 50 lashes on Friday morning,
Saudi Woman Columnist: Arab Culture Has Doubly Devalued Human Life
Society & Culture  (tags: Saudi Arabia, Arab culture, human life )

- 1861 days ago -
Attacks the glorification of death in Arab culture, & examines the Arab & Western differences towards human life. Calls on the Arabs not to accuse Westerners of not valuing Arab life, she asks them instead to examine their own culture
Saudi Arabia Bans 50 'Blasphemous' and 'Inappropriate' Children's Names
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, muslims, sharia law, Saudi Arabia, blasphemy, names )

- 1924 days ago -
Saudi Arabia's interior ministry said it had ordered a ban on the names because they contradicted the religion or the culture of the Kingdom. Along with western names such as Sandy, Linda and Elaine
Saudi Arabia: The Middle East's Real Apartheid State
Society & Culture  (tags: Saudi Arabia, abuse, apartheid, Islam, Muslims, corruption, crime, culture, death, ethics, freedoms, government, murder, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence, women, world )

- 1945 days ago -
There is a country in the Middle East where 10 percent of the population is denied equal rights because of their race, where black men are not allowed to hold many government positions, where black women are put on trial for witchcraft and where the c
Dr. Qanta Ahmed on the Situation of Women in Saudi Arabia: Study Found Mentally Retarded Women Used as Baby Factory   video
Society & Culture  (tags: Saudi Arabia, mentally retarded women, baby factories, abuse, women's rights )

- 2078 days ago -
The human slave, who cannot drive, who cannot travel without male permission, who cannot even shop for groceries without a male guardian. Women who have no male relative have extremely difficult circumstances. Any male, even a small 4 year old, has
Saudi Cleric Calls for Babies to Wear Burqas to Prevent Rape
Society & Culture  (tags: Saudi Arabia, Islam, Sharia, Babies in Burkas, Baby Sexual Molestation )

- 2327 days ago -
Just when you thought Islam couldn't get any more weird.... Al Arabiya news reported that Sheik Abdulla Daoud had said that wearing the veil will help protect babies. Daoud told al-Majd TV that babies were being molested in Saudi Arabia, citing
Celebrity Saudi Preacher Raped & Tortured 5 Y/O Daughter to Death for Not Being a Virgin & Gets Off!
Society & Culture  (tags: Saudi Arabia, Imam, Celebrity Preacher, Daughter, Rape, Torture, Broken Back, Crushed Skull, No Punishment, Sharia Law, Islamabuse, child, death, family, murder, religion, rights, sadness, safety, women, violence )

- 2328 days ago -
the judge ruled the few months al-Ghamdi spent in prison since his arrest in November was sufficient punishment. He has reportedly agreed to pay £31,000 ($50,000). Sharia law says a parent can't be punished for killing his own child but outrage growing.
Saudi Arabia: Two Men To Stand Trial For Converting Woman To Christianity, Illegal In This Sharia Ruled Land
Society & Culture  (tags: Saudi Arabia, Apostasy, Conversion to Christianity, Death Penalty, Intolerance, No Religious Freedom, crime, religion, rights, women )

- 2491 days ago -
After apparently converting, the woman went to Lebanon, where she received help from a Christian group, and she is now said to be in the UK. Conversion to Christianity is punishable by death in Saudi Arabia. Islam is the only legal religion.
US Needs to Break Public Silence on Lack of Rights for Women in Saudi Arabia ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, rights, women, environment, Saudi Arabia )

- 2886 days ago -
While the United States is aware of the lack of rights for women in Saudi Arabia, they continue to lend political and economic support to the regime. In solidarity with the Saudi Women for Driving, we are asking for Secretary of Defense Hillary Clinton
Saudi Woman Beats Up Virtue Cop
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, rights, women, Saudi Arabia, politics, religion, humans, culture, freedoms )

- 3323 days ago -
Incident follows a wave of challenges to religious authorities.
SAUDI ARABIA: Forget Detention -- Misbehaving Schoolgirl Sentenced to 90 Lashes
Society & Culture  (tags: Saudi Arabia, world, rights, law, crime, punishment, abuse, ethics, government, freedoms, politics )

- 3436 days ago -
According to the Saudi newspaper Al-Watan, as cited by the Daily Mail of London, the adolescent got into a tussle with her teacher after she was caught with a cellphone camera, apparently forbidden in Saudi girls' schools.
Saudi Schoolgirl Sentenced to 90 Lashes After Assaulting Headmistress
Society & Culture  (tags: Saudi Arabia, National Society for Human Rights, schoolgirl, sentenced, confrontation, 90 lashes, prison term )

- 3436 days ago -
(CNN) -- A schoolgirl in Saudi Arabia was sentenced to 90 lashes and two months in prison for assaulting her headmistress after a confrontation over a cell phone, sparking an outcry from a government-sponsored rights group. Saudi Arabia's National

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