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Is Saudi Serious About Clemency for Women Activists?

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For more than two years, Saudi Arabia has locked up women’s rights activists who fought for – and won – women’s right to drive. But as the country is gearing up to virtually host the G20 World Leaders’ Summit November 21-22, it looks like the Saudi authorities are trying to change the narrative. Today, the UK’s Guardian newspaper published a claim made by Saudi’s UK ambassador that a ‘debate’ is underway among officials about the women’s continued detention. However, this is not the first time the Saudi authorities have dangled the possibility of a pardon, suggesting that they may be seeking a…

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