Tag Archive | Saudi Arabia

Yemeni blogger jailed by Saudi court for supporting equal rights

Yemeni blogger jailed by Saudi court for supporting equal rights

(Reuters) – A Saudi court has sentenced a Yemeni blogger to 10 months in prison, a fine of 10,000 riyals (€2,274.42) and deportation, for a social media post supporting equal rights for people in same-sex relationships, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). The group said Mohamad al-Bokari fled Yemen in June 2019, and was living […]

Saudis Protest LGBT Rights In Development Goals

Saudis Protest LGBT Rights In Development Goals

The UN Summit on Sustainable Development Goals, which include universal access to sexual and reproductive health rights by 2030, has been told by Saudi Foreign Minister, Adel Al-Jubeir, on Sunday, that “mentioning sex in the text, to us, means exactly male and female. Mentioning family means consisting of a married man and woman”. He stated […]

Monday Music: No Woman No Drive – Alaa Wardi

This week on Monday Music, comedian and social activist Alaa Wardi gives us No Woman No Drive, to support women in Saudi Arabia who are trying to break the social taboo on women driving. Hope you enjoy it! For more on Alaa Wardi, click here.