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Saudis Release Award-Winning Female Human Rights Advocate

The government of Saudi Arabia has reportedly released Samar Badawi, a prominent human rights activist who received the “International Woman of Courage Award” in 2012 from then-U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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Saudi Arabia Beheads 100th Person This Year

Saudi Arabia executed two more people on Monday, bringing the number of executions the kingdom has carried out to 100 so far this year alone. They are just 92 executions short of breaking their 1995 record.

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Saudi Supreme Court Upholds Verdict Giving Blogger 1,000 Lashes for Insulting Islam

Global outrage and criticism from the United States, United Nations, European Union and Canada was not enough to keep Saudi Arabia’s supreme court from upholding their extreme sentencing of 10 years in prison and 1,000 blood-curdling lashes as punishment for liberal blogger Raif Badawi, 31, on charges for insulting the religion of Islam.