Amnesty slams Saudi Arabia's 'sportswashing' drive as Riyadh announces it will host women's golf tournament
Amnesty slams Saudi Arabia's 'sportswashing' drive as Riyadh announces it will host women's golf tournament

Amnesty International has raised questions over theLadies European Tour’s decision to stage two events inSaudi Arabiain November.The governing body of women’s professional golf in Europe announced the events on Monday, hailing the move as a “landmark moment for women’s sport in the kingdom.”The events, which will be the kingdom’s first professional tournaments for women, will see a combined total of $15 million in prize money up for grabs.Human rights groups, however, have raised concerns about the kingdom’s human rights record and its cynical use of sports and entertainment events.”With leadi…

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