Saudi human rights activist dies in prison
27 April 2020 | 6:56 am
Abdullah al-Hamid was a recipient of the Swedish Right Livelihood Award. He had been imprisoned since 2013 on multiple charges, including breaking allegiance to the Saudi ruler.
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1 May 2022
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7 May 2022
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4 May 2022
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5 May 2022
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15 May 2022
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18 May 2022
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24 May 2022
The World Health Organization will open its annual health assembly, bringing together 194 member states in Geneva. Russia's attacks on healthcare facilities in Ukraine will be center stage during the meeting.
28 May 2022
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29 May 2022
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