Shia Muslims Still Face Inequality in Saudi Arabia

A new report by Human Rights Watch, entitled "Denied Dignity", outlines how Shia Muslims of Saudi Arabia struggle against “systematic discrimination”.  The Shia community, which comprises about 10% to 15% of…

September 10, 2009


Under the Veil of "Counter Terrorism"

Amnesty International has just released a report detailing the consistent human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia under the facade of combatting terrorism. Thousands of people have been arrested and detained…

July 23, 2009


U.S. Obligation to Freed Gitmo Detainees

(Originally posted on Daily Kos) Four Uighur former Guantanamo inmates are now in Bermuda, other detainees have been released to France, Chad, Iraq and Saudi Arabia. Hungary, Italy and Palau…

June 19, 2009


An Execution and Crucifixion in Saudi Arabia

On Friday, a ghastly execution took place in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh, involving the decapitation and subsequent public crucifixion of Ahmed bin 'Adhaib bin 'Askar al-Shamlani al-'Anzi, who…

June 2, 2009


Hemming and Hawing with Saudi Arabia

[caption id="attachment_2184" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="AP Photo/Charles Dharapak"][/caption] President Obama has added Saudi Arabia to the list of countries he will be visiting this June.  He reportedly will meet with King…

May 28, 2009