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Saudi Arabia’s Strategy to ‘Sportswash’ Abuses

Expand Andy Ruiz Jr (left) and Anthony Joshua during the weigh in at the Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, December 6, 2019. © 2019 Press Association via AP Images Saudi Arabia has been better known of late for serious human rights violations than sports spectacles. Yet the country is hosting the December 7 heavyweight world title boxing rematch between Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua, with likely millions watching around the world. A month later, the kingdom will host the Dakar Rally, a legendary desert race.   Under Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman…

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