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Saudi Arabia, which has been calling out Canada over women's rights, may soon behead a female activist for the first time

Bill Bostock writes, “Saudi Arabia, which in recent weeks has called out Canada over its treatment of women, is on the cusp of executing a female political activist for the first time.

The kingdom gave a death sentence to Israa al-Ghomgham, a prominent Saudi campaigner, at a hearing earlier in August, two human-rights groups have told Business Insider.

She was convicted at a recent hearing, representatives for Amnesty International and the European Saudi Organization for Human Rights said.

The timing suggests the sentence was delivered at about the same time that Saudi Arabia and its media began a public dispute against Canada, prompted by criticism of how Saudi prisoners are treated, that has led Saudi representatives to try to paint the Canadians as oppressors of women.”


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