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Men Deemed ‘Too Handsome’ Deported from Saudi Arabia #WTFnews

APR 16, 2013  Neetzan Zimmerman, http://gawker.com At least three men attending an annual culture festival in Saudi Arabia were kicked out of the country after religious police officers deemed them “too handsome” to stay. The men, delegates from the United Arab Emirates,… Continue Reading →

Real War on Women -Saudi Arabia implements electronic tracking system for women

By Agence France-Presse Thursday, November 22, 2012 10:54 EST, Thde raw story RIYADH — Denied the right to travel without consent from their male guardians and banned from driving, women in Saudi Arabia are now monitored by an electronic system… Continue Reading →

Grassroots activists in Pakistan have set an example for digital rights activism.

Jillian C. York . Aljazeera Fighting online censorship when legal action fails A new plan for internet filtering could put Pakistan on par with Iran and Saudi Arabia, activists say [EPA] San Francisco, CA – When, in late February, Pakistan’s Telecommunications Authority… Continue Reading →

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