Monthly Archives: September 2016

UK Parliament Debates Arm Sales to Saudi Arabia

UK Parliament Debates Arm Sales to Saudi Arabia

Last week members of Parliament (MPs) in the United Kingdom (UK) debated on whether to call for a suspension on arms sales to Saudi Arabia, in light of mounting evidence of indiscriminate bombing by the Saudi-led coalition during the 18-month-old Yemen civil ...

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Ahmed Mansoor Targeted for Hacking in UAE

Ahmed Mansoor Targeted for Hacking in UAE

Last month, the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) was once again exposed for launching cyber-attacks against its citizens. A prominent human rights activist, Ahmed Mansoor, has been recently targeted by an invasive spyware hack that would have turned ...

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Ali al-Nimr: A Childhood Denied

Ali al-Nimr: A Childhood Denied

In 2014, a Saudi Arabian court ordered the execution of Ali al-Nimr. Despite wide-spread criticism, including from the UN, the kingdom claims it only executes the “most serious criminals.” Ali was a minor—17-years-old—when authorities arrested him in 2012 for participating ...

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