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How to Reform the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia?

23/11/2018 at 9:00 am - 10:00 am


Welcome to a seminar with Yahya Assiri, a Human Rights Activist who has founded and runs the human rights organization ALQST (or Al Qst), which documents human rights abuses and promotes human rights in Saudi Arabia. Earlier employed by the Royal Saudi Air Force, he has lived in London since 2013.

Yahya Assiri and the family of Fahad al-Qahtani will represent the 2018 Right Livelihood Award Laureates Abdullah al-Hamid, Waleed Abu al-Khair & Mohammad Fahad al-Qahtani, who have been imprisoned due to their courageous struggle for a more pluralistic and democratic society in Saudia Arabia.

The seminar will be moderated by Bitte Hammargren, Analyst at FOI, and previously the Head of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at UI.


The Swedish Institute of International Affairs
Drottning Kristinas väg 37
Stockholm, 11428 Sweden
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