This week, two human rights activists, Issa al-Nukheifi and Essam Koshak, were sentenced to 6 years and 4 years of jail respectively. Their crime was to publicly criticise the Saudi Arabia government policies in Yemen and internal policies. These latest sentences are just part of an ongoing campaign by the government of Saudi Arabia to silence any critics, especially in times of rising economic inequality and cutbacks. Such crackdowns on local activists makes the task for the millions of migrant workers in Saudi Arabia to organise and improve their conditions even more difficult.
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