Sarah Leah Whitson

We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Sarah Leah Whitson is associated, including Saudi Arabia and Eastern Province. Most recently, Sarah Leah Whitson has been quoted saying: “The Gulf states have engaged in a systematic and well-funded assault on free speech to subvert the potentially transformative impact of social media and internet technology.” in the article Jailed for a Tweet: HRW slams attempts to silence online dissent in Gulf Arab States. An other article where Sarah Leah Whitson has been quoted is Influential Shiite cleric among 47 executed in Saudi Arabia.

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A mass and summary deportation of migrants, including men and women who may have fled persecution or have worked for years in Algeria, would violate their rights.

The Gulf states have engaged in a systematic and well-funded assault on free speech to subvert the potentially transformative impact of social media and internet technology.

Regardless of the crimes allegedly committed, executing prisoners in mass only further stains Saudi Arabia's troubling human rights record.

Destroying homes, neighbourhoods, and livelihoods is a textbook example of how to lose a counterinsurgency campaign.

An extremely significant criterion right now is the overwhelming scale of political persecution that is underway, and that is this campaign to destroy the Muslim Brotherhood, the Freedom and Justice Party and its members, from senior officials, to midlevel officials, to low level officials.

The government needs to ensure that the cutting edge, high tech stadiums it's planning to build for World Cup fans are not built on the backs of abused and exploited workers.

What the international community needs to hear are specific public and enforceable commitments from them and the construction companies. FIFA should also push for such action, give its public promise to promote labour rights in Qatar.

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