The American newspaper Los Angeles Times reported on Friday that the repression of the opposition activists in Saudi Arabia has increased.

Iran Press/America: The Los Angeles Times quoted critics of the Saudi government as saying that two years after the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, the dissident Saudi newspaper journalist, by the Saudi Crown Prince, the crackdown on dissents in Saudi Arabia continues to increase.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Saudi activists, including women's rights activists, are being tortured and sexually harassed behind bars. In addition, citizens deported from Saudi Arabia are under threat constantly.

Jamal Khashoggi, a dissident Saudi journalist, was brutally murdered on October 2, 2018 at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul by agents sent from Riyadh.

Khashoggi was on a list of detainees wanted by the Saudi regime. He lived outside Saudi Arabia for fear of getting arrested.

The British Guardian newspaper recently reported that the developments in Saudi Arabia in recent years are following a clear pattern; ever since Muhammad bin Salman became the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh has brutally suppressed any opposition, no matter from where or who these oppositions come from.

International and human rights organizations, including Human Rights Watch, have repeatedly criticized the crackdown on freedom of expression, the execution and imprisonment of human rights activists and journalists in Saudi Arabia.


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