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Vote for Saudi women no guarantee of rights

26 September 2011 Saudi Arabia must take immediate steps to end all discrimination against women, following moves to give women the right to vote. Saudi Arabia must take immediate steps to end all discrimination against women in the kingdom, Amnesty International said today following moves to give women the right to vote.King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia announced on Sunday that women will have the right to vote and run in municipal elections, the kingdom’s only public poll, from 2015 and be appointed to the Shura Council, a body that advises the monarchy. However, under Saudi Arabia’s repressive…

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