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New Yorker: Saudi Arabia's Global Campaign to Silence Critics

New Yorker: Saudi Arabia's Global Campaign to Silence Critics

On the morning of August 18, 2017, Rana deboarded her Saudia Airlines flight in Munich, Germany, bleary-eyed and clutching a small leather bag. Her husband, a near-stranger whom she had married two days earlier, in Riyadh, with the stroke of her father’s pen, marched ahead of her. As the couple approached passport control, he reluctantly handed Rana her passport, which he had taken before landing. Rana stole a glance inside to insure that the note she had scribbled in the airplane’s bathroom was still tucked between the newly minted pages. The line crawled forward. Rana’s heart pounded. A German officer processed her husband’s paperwork, then waved Rana over. Rana slid her documents to the official on the other side of the glass window. Inside, a short plea, written in English, read, “i want to apply for asylum.” And then, in shaky German, “mein Mann weiß nicht”—“my husband doesn’t know.”

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Saudi Women Activists Face Torture, Sexual Abuse in Prison

Saudi Women Activists Face Torture, Sexual Abuse in Prison

Interview with Slate Magazine: What Saudi Women Face, and How They Flee

Interview with Slate Magazine: What Saudi Women Face, and How They Flee