Saudi Arabia

29 million people
17,820 USD GNI (PPP)
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The kingdom’s Shia Muslim minority has long suffered discrimination and violence by the state.

jamal khashoggi

Freedom House urges the Trump administration to call for an independent investigation of the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, and to issue sanctions on those responsible for his death.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia should drop the charges against Loujain al-Hathloul, Eman al-Nafjan, Aziza al-Yousef, and the other women’s rights activists who have been arrested.

Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman of Saudi Arabia will visit the United States beginning March 19. 

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Worst of the Worst 2007

Sudan, North Korea and Uzbekistan are prominent among the most repressive regimes in the world, according to a report released by Freedom House.  The study, “The Worst of the Worst: The World's Most Repressive Societies 2007,” named seventeen countries with the worst records for political rights and civil liberties, and pointed to thirteen countries which have been on the list for five years or more.

Saudi Arabia's Curriculum of Intolerance

Freedom House's Center for Religious Freedom released a report analyzing a set of Saudi Ministry of Education textbooks in use during the current academic year in Islamic studies courses for elementary and secondary students. The textbooks promote an ideology of hatred toward people, including Muslims, who do not subscribe to the Wahhabi sect of Islam.

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