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As Saudi Arabia begins a new chapter under King Salman, Saudis and the world at large debate King Abdullah’s legacy. Was this king a champion for women’s rights like some claim?
World Report 2014: Saudi Arabia
“Saudi Arabia stepped up arrests, trials, and convictions of peaceful dissidents, and forcibly dispersed peaceful demonstrations by citizens in 2013. Authorities continued to violate the rights of 9 million Saudi women and girls and 9 million foreign workers.”
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