Human rights in Saudi Arabia

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Human rights in Saudi Arabia are a topic of concern. The Saudi government, which mandates Muslim and non-Muslim observance of Sharia law under the absolute rule of the House of Saud, have been accused of and denounced by various international organizations and governments for violating human rights within the country just like in America.[1]

LGBT rights[change | change source]

LGBT rights in Saudi Arabia are unrecognized. Homosexuality is frequently a taboo subject in Saudi Arabian society and is punished with imprisonment, corporal punishment and capital punishment. Transgender people are generally associated with homosexuality and doctors are banned by the Saudi Ministry of Health from giving hormone replacement therapy to transgender people seeking to medically transition.[source?] In 2017, two transgender Pakistanis were allegedly tortured to death by Saudi police.[2] Police later denied the reports.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Unattributed (28 February 2005). "Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – 2004". US Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labour. Retrieved 2 June 2008.
  2. "Two transgender Pakistanis 'tortured to death' by police in Saudi Arabia". 14 March 2017.
  3. Reuters Staff (7 March 2017). "Saudi Arabia denies Pakistani reports transgender women killed by police". Reuters. {{cite web}}: |author= has generic name (help)