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Gary R. Bunt

KSA 'Reform'

Martin Chulov, Guardian, Young v old, urban v rural: cultural reforms expose Saudi fault lines

"Rights group and critics in the west point out that the cultural reforms have been accompanied by a ruthless attempt to crush dissent. Activists, clerics and other perceived critics have been arbitrarily detained. A number of women’s rights activists allege that they have been sexually assaulted and tortured."

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