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In Connecticut, activists are calling on the University of New Haven to cut ties to King Fahd Security College in Saudi Arabia. According to news reports, the Saudi forensic doctor who allegedly dismembered Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi's body served on the editorial board of a publication tied to King Fahd Security College


Then, the university said--and says--"Well, we're proud of what we do. We're improving the justice system of Saudi Arabia." And our response was "Well, what are the facts about this? What evidence? Have you been able to convince the Saudi government to give the remains of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr back to his family? They executed this peaceful activist at the beginning of 2016, and his body has not been returned. Have they canceled the sentence of a thousand lashes against Raif Badawi? What about the women, the women who had been for a long time trying to get the right to drive, these feminist activists? They're in jail. How is the Saudi justice system improved?"

by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Mon Oct 29th, 2018 at 07:10:48 PM EST
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