G20 host Saudi under fire over human rights

Saudi Arabia, the first Arab state poised to host a G20 summit, has faced intense criticism over its human rights record — from the jailing of women activists to enforced disappearances.Campaigners and relatives of jailed activists have urged world leaders to boycott next weekend’s virtual summit or to press Saudi rulers for answers.The government has sought to shake off his country’s ultra-conservative image by allowing cinemas, mixed-gender concerts and greater freedoms for women, including the right to drive.Here’s a look at three other major reforms introduced as the kingdom seeks to impr…

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