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Georgia helps saudi sisters on the run

"Georgia helps saudi sisters on the run" "Georgia stretches out a hand to the two sisters from saudi Arabia who fled the country in search of a new homeland

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Georgia helps saudi sisters on the run
"Georgia helps saudi sisters on the run"

"Georgia stretches out a hand to the two sisters from saudi Arabia who fled the country in search of a new homeland."

"the Case is addressed again, the light against women's sometimes very vulnerable situation in the authoritarian kingdom."

"– We find ourselves in danger. We need your support to reach out with our voice. We want the protection... Please, help us, " says 28-year-old Maha al-Subaie, in a video published on Twitter."

"She and her 25-year-old sister Wafa al-Subaie has fled saudi Arabia in search of a new homeland. The sisters have been stuck in Georgia since the saudi authorities pulled out their passports, and they have feared for their lives because the family members are stated to have been sent out to look for them."

"Georgia's migration agency has visited the women in their temporary apartment and told them how they apply for asylum, according to the ministry of the interior. It is according to the government, not any relatives to the sisters in the country who could pose a danger to them."

"the Sisters' cries for help is the latest in a line of high-profile cases with the saudi women who are fleeing the country. Earlier in the year stuck to a saudi woman at an airport in Thailand, and got to the last help to come to Canada. In 2017 was a saudi woman stopped at an airport in the Philippines during a stopover and reversed to saudi Arabia, then she tried to get to Austria."

"Not the same rights."

"Women do not have the same rights as men in saudi Arabia, for example, do they need permission from a male guardian to work, marry or travel. Human rights organisations have pointed out that the system is liable to lock up the women and girls in families, which exposes them to violations. One of the organizations, Human Rights Watch, calls on the Georgian authorities to protect the sisters."

"the Saudi embassy in the capital city of Tbilisi does not want to comment on the issue."

"the Country is an absolute monarchy, ruled by the royal family, the house of Saud."

"No political parties exist, nor any elected parliament. The king appoints a consultative assembly, the council, which had a somewhat enlarged role in the legislative process. Even the religious leaders are consulted on important decisions."

"Rule based on the Koran and islamic law, sharia. The country is ruled by an extreme form of sunniislam, called the wahhabi."

"the Country is the world's largest oil producer and is expected to dispose of a quarter of the earth's known oil reserves."

"Serious allegations from human rights organisations such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch directed against the saudi Arabia of arbitrarily arresting and imprisoning people, torturing in prisons and to impose the death penalty, even for children."

"Source: Nationalencyklopedin"

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