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State Dept. On Sentencing Of Saudi Human Rights Lawyer



Published on 08 July 2014



by Jen Psaki

(WireNews)

Washington, D.C.

U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State

Sentencing of Saudi Human Rights Lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair

The United States is troubled by the 15-year prison sentence, travel ban, and steep fine handed down to human rights lawyer and activist Waleed Abu al-Khair. Mr. al-Khair’s situation is discussed in our most recent Human Rights Report on Saudi Arabia. We urge the Saudi government to respect international human rights norms, a point we make to them regularly.


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Posted 2014-07-08 17:37:00