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Saudi Arabia launched ‘relentless crackdown’ after G20, Amnesty says

The human rights group has used a new report to warn that Riyadh is cracking down on dissidents now that it is no longer chairing the G20 group of leading world economies.

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25 Dec 2021
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5 Jan
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