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More Arab women are joining a women’s rights movement group to demand change and equality.

While revolutions swept through some Arab countries and toppled dictators in all of Tunisia and Egypt, women were still mistreated by both the revolutionists who promised fundamental change as well as regime supporters.

ANHRI announces its consolidation with the Saudi activist “Ra’ef Badwi” who entered into an open food strike, protesting against arbitrary imprisoning him since three months.

(ANHRI/IFEX) - Cairo on August 12, 2012 - ANHRI denounces the arrest of Fahid Saad Al-Otaibi, on Wednesday, 8 August 2012. Al-Otaibi posted a link to a video on Twitter in which he narrates his experience of abuse and torture while detained for an earlier alleged offence.

(CIHRS/IFEX) - 2 July 2012 - “The government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has succeeded at placing itself as a direct enemy to human rights, whether by continuing to stifle the rights and freedoms of its own people; or by vigorously supporting oppressive governments in desperate attempts to prevent the substantial transformations in the balance of power unfolding across the Arab region from reaching the Kingdom,” said CIHRS today in a statement.

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