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The Debate – Saudi Crackdown

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“It's almost like a war zone. It's not actually far from what's happening in Iraq & Syria.” That was how a witness to Saudi Arabia’s operations in the town of Awamiyah described the scenes after the continuing crackdown. The kingdom’s Eastern Province has long been a centre of protest against the royals’ rights abuses. The executed Sheikh Nimr al Nimr, who was a thorn in the side of Saudi Sheikhs for years due to his outspoken stance against their actions, was also from Awamiyah. The West, meanwhile, continues to be shamed, as revelations show its supplied weapons are used to suppress Saudi citizens who dare speak out.

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