The Freedom Initiative’s Saudi Case Manager Bethany Alhaidari was quoted in an August 18 article for NBC News on the egregious sentencing of Saudi Rights Activist Salma al-Shehab.
Alhaidari said her organization was seeing a shift toward harsher penalties for dissent in Saudi Arabia, which she attributes to Western countries welcoming Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman back into the fold following a period of estrangement after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.
“This is a new shift that is a consequence, a direct consequence, of the international community kind of brushing aside horrible human rights violations,” she said.
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