Saudi Judicial Reform

Ahmed Al Omran, a well known Saudi journalist and blogger, joins me to discuss judicial reform and human rights in Saudi Arabia. Al Omran runs Saudi Jeans and Riyadh Bureau, and his writing has been featured in the Guardian, the New York Times, and Foreign Policy Magazine. The issues discussed include:

  • Overview of Saudi judicial system
  • Legal safeguards for people accused of a crime
  • Recent protests about prisoner treatment
  • Salman al-Odah’s open letter
  • Recent appointment of 30 women to Shoura Council
  • Debate on women’s right to drive

Follow Ahmed Al Omran on Twitter @ahmed
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