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Human Rights Saudi Arabia is one of thirty countries in the world with judicial corporal punishment. Amputations of hands and feet for robbery Flogging (beating or whipping) for lesser crimes such as sexual deviance and drunkenness. Public executions by beheading for murder, rape, armed robbery, repeated drug use etc. There are about 100 to 200 executions of this sort a year.
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Human Rights By law, all Saudi citizens are entitled to free medical care, protection of their privacy and employment opportunities. But, when it comes to HIV or AIDS many schools and hospitals are reluctant to treat or give out information on the disease. Media broadcasting, the press, the internet, and other forms of communication are actively censored by the government.
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Human Rights Political Parties are banned. Today only the Green Party of Saudi Arabia remains (although it is an illegal organization). Trade Unions are banned. Public demonstrations are forbidden. Human rights organizations have formed but most do not receive governmental license.
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Gender (Background) Women’s rights are defined by sharia (Islamic law). The 1979 Iranian Revolution caused the government to implement stricter enforcement of sharia. Saudi Women who were adults before 1979 recall driving, inviting unrelated men into their homes with the door closed, and being in public without a full body covering.
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The government under King Abdullah has opened the first co-educational university, appointed the first female cabinet member, and passed laws against domestic violence. Conservatives seek to maintain traditional gender roles because Saudi Arabia is the center of Islam. A
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