Women golfers urged to skip Saudi tour over rights violations

Top women golf players have been urged to skip a tournament in Saudi Arabia next month over rights violations in the ultraconservative kingdom.”While we acknowledge that such tournaments represent an important milestone in women’s golf, we are deeply concerned that Saudi Arabia is using this sports event as a public relations tool to sportswash its appalling human rights record, including the discrimination against women and the crackdown on women’s rights defenders,” a coalition of 19 international NGOs said in an open letter on Thursday.The letter is addressed to the organisers of and partic…

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