4 days Families of detained Saudis cry for help Manilatimes |World
RIYADH: Families of imprisoned Saudis appealed on Friday (Saturday in Manila) for the world to speak up as the kingdom hosts the Group of 20 summit, saying that challenging the kingdom’s international reputation was crucial to winning their freedom. As leaders of the world’s largest economies prepared for talks Saturday that have gone virtual due to the Covid-19 pandemic, activists staged a “counter-summit” in hopes of throwing a spotlight on the ultra-conservative kingdom’s human rights record. PEN America, the literary group that defends free expression, called the online forum amid continued outrage over the 2018 murder of Washington Post ... more