Families of jailed Saudis appeal to world ahead of G20

A US Senate resolution, which followed a CIA briefing, has found Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Salman responsible for the killing of a Washington Post writer who was a critic of the Arab kingdom. – EPA pic, November 22, 2020.

FAMILIES of imprisoned Saudis appealed Friday 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.

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