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Saudi Arabia: Empty promises as crackdown intensifies

Headline Title:  Saudi Arabia: Empty promises as crackdown intensifies 21 October 2013 Saudi Arabia has failed on every count to live up to its promises to address the dire human rights situation in the country, said Amnesty International.An Amnesty International submission ahead of a UN meeting in Geneva on Monday to scrutinize the country’s human rights record details an ongoing crackdown including arbitrary arrests and detention, unfair trials, torture and other ill-treatment over the past four years.“Saudi Arabia’s previous promises to the UN have been proven to be nothing but…

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