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Amnesty: Saudi Arabia Using Terrorism Tribunal to Silence Critics

Amnesty: Saudi Arabia Using Terrorism Tribunal to Silence Critics

Al Jazeera reports the latest on how Saudi Arabia crushes dissent. In its report, Amnesty said the Specialized Criminal Court (SCC), established in 2008 for terror-related crimes, used as “an instrument of repression” as several journalists, activists, writers and religious leaders are facing trials under the anti-terror and anti-cybercrime laws. Some 95 individuals, the vast majority...

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Amnesty International Denounces Pegasus Spyware

Amnesty International Denounces Pegasus Spyware

From Amnesty International Research has documented the use of NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware to target a wide swathe of civil society, including at least 24 human rights defenders, journalists and parliamentarians in Mexico; an Amnesty International employee; Saudi activists Omar Abdulaziz, Yahya Assiri, Ghanem Al-Masarir; award-winning Emirati human rights campaigner Ahmed Mansoor; and allegedly, murdered Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi. The complaint describes just...