UN accuses Saudi Arabia of using anti-terror laws to justify torture

Report presents damning findings of ‘systematic persecution’ of dissenters and human rights activists

Saudi Arabia is systematically using anti-terror laws to justify torture, suppress all dissent and imprison human rights defenders, the UN has concluded following a five-day official inspection of the country at the invitation of the government.

The report presents a damning assessment of Saudi’s human rights record, and is made more powerful by the fact that it is the product of an official Saudi invitation.

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