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Saudi Arabia’s Curbing of Religious Police Hailed by Rights Group

Human Rights Watch commended Saudi Arabia on its new regulation that strips power from the often criticized religious police force. The Saudi cabinet passed the measure last week which prevents religious police from stopping, arresting, chasing or detaining people. The Council of Ministers also requested the religious police, formally known as the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice or Mutawaa, to carry official identification showing name, position, work...

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