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War On Terror: Starbucks And Human Rights In Saudi Arabia

by | 6th, February 2008

THE UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has praised the new Arab Charter on Human Rightsadopted by Saudi Arabia .

Yara, who has been married for 27 years, said she spent several hours in the women’s section of Riyadh’s Malaz Prison, was strip-searched, ordered to sign a confession that she was in a state of khulwa (a state of seclusion with an unrelated man) and for hours prevented from contacting her husband in Jeddah.

Her crime? Having a cup of coffee with a colleague in a Starbucks.

She arested by the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice. Really…

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