Amnesty International intersects civil society meetings for the G20 summit in Saudi Arabia


Three prominent international human rights organizations, including “Amnesty International”, announced on Monday that they are boycotting the meetings of the G20 forum for global civil society hosted by Saudi Arabia this year.

Amnesty International, Transparency International and CIVICUS said in a joint statement today that these meetings are “a farce by the new G20 hosts to cover up their miserable human rights record.”

It is noteworthy that the G20 civil society forum is a session of preparatory meetings leading up to the annual G20 summit, which began, on Sunday, with a three-day introductory meeting.

“The G20 civil society meeting in Riyadh is a false pseudo meeting. We cannot participate in a process that is being misused by a country that monitors freedom of expression, criminalizes activity for the rights of women and minorities, and tortures and executes critics,” the statement said.

He added: “Saudi Arabia is responsible for the extrajudicial execution of journalist and peaceful critic, Jamal Khashoggi. More than a year after his death in October 2018, justice has not been done and no one has been held accountable for his death.”

And he continued, “The prominent women’s rights activists in the country are still behind bars and are being tried for defending women’s rights in the country.”

He explained, “Dozens of other individuals, including human rights defenders, are also serving prison terms for long periods because of their peaceful activities, or have been arbitrarily detained for up to a year and a half without charge. The Saudi authorities have also carried out executions after unfair trials, She used to practice torture and other ill-treatment in custody.

Saudi Arabia assumed the leadership of the Group of Twenty in December 2019.

According to Amnesty International, “it recently invested in expensive public relations campaigns to improve its image, and has hosted many prominent sporting events that attract international visitors. But behind this carefully placed front, a human rights record The human in Saudi Arabia is as horrific as ever.


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