On the eve of International Women's Day, disturbing reports from Saudi Arabia shed new light on alleged ill-treatment against women fighting for equal rights in the Conservative Kingdom. [19659004Walidal-HathloulsaysaSwesterLoujahadbeenbeforeopeningahouseforabusethrownintojailandexposedto"brutaltortureandsexualharassment"
His sister, a women's rights activist, was behind bars and was forced to undergo brutal interrogations involving electric shocks and beatings.
AMERICAN WOMAN IN SAUDI ARABIA WHO CAN NOT GIVE KINGDOM'S LEGAL RIGHTS Who tried to take off her clothes and tell her she's a slut, "al-Hathloul said in an offensive for the Guardian. "One of the interrogators was found sleeping beside her legs while sleeping."
During a recent visit, Loujain told al-Hathloul that her captors had forced her to see a psychologist who had connected her to a wheelchair.  Al-Hathloul says he "ignored" the plight of women in Saudi Arabia because he "believed they were treated the same as our family." He says that what happened to his sister's eyes Open because of repression has existed.
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"Human rights organizations such as Amnesty International and Human Ri ghts watch called for the torture allegations, "he said. "The US and British parliament have passed resolutions to get a response from the Saudi government, and the European Parliament has called on Saudi Arabia to release women's rights activists from prisons." Several media organizations have told the story of Loujain's allegations This refusal proves that we must keep an eye on my sister's case. "
TRUMPING POLICY TO ASK SAUBI-ARABIA ON SAUDI NATIONALS 19659005] Saudi Arabia claims it I have worked hard to reform the country, and I urge that the Kingdom be promoted as a tolerant nation. The government recently lifted a ban on women and left them in the sports arenas. Last month, Saudi Arabia appointed its first female ambassador to the United States – Princess Reema bint Bander Al Saud. But women living in the country say that the rebranding efforts are cosmetic, and that women are in a state of anxiety and, in some cases, incarcerated with no resources or legal exit rights.
Bethany Vierra, an American teacher living in Saudi Arabia with her ex-husband is essentially held captive after her marriage has fallen apart because of the country's draconian guardianship laws that give men power over women's movements.
Under the guardianship system, Saudi women have a similar legal status to that of a child. Women must have a male guardian whose permission they need to get a passport or even receive certain medical procedures. Male guardians can grant or deny permission to travel through a government app, and they can even be notified when a woman they overlook passes through the airport. Vierra's ex-husband shut down her residence, so she can not access her bank account or get permission to leave the country.
The Kingdom's restrictions on women were also highlighted earlier this year when a Saudi teenager fled his holiday family and barricaded himself at a Thai airport hotel. Her case attracted worldwide attention as she ran a social media campaign for asylum on Twitter. Their efforts have received public and diplomatic support to persuade Thai officials to allow them temporarily under the protection of the United Nations. The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau finally announced that his country would allow the youth as a refugee.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman boasted that the country had eased some restrictions on women, letting them go and leaving them in sports stadiums.
In an interview entitled "60 Minutes" he said that men and women are the same. "We are all human and there is no difference." However, when asked in another interview about guardianship rules, he said that his country "should find a way to handle this, which does not harm families, and not harms the culture harm.
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The United Kingdom's human rights record is set in the months following the death of Saudi agents killing Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul: Human rights organizations and US legislators demanded an investigation into the killing and a review of the policies of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, including his crackdown on critics and domestic rivals.