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"Fleeing Woman Returned to Saudi Arabia Against Her Wil: Taken From Philippines in Transit; Faces Harm, Criminal Charge"

Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:09 pm

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Re: "Fleeing Woman Returned to Saudi Arabia Against Her Wil: Taken From Philippines in Transit; Faces Harm, Criminal Cha

Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:55 pm

This is actually a sad story. So basically, a women from Saudi Arabia who was being forced into a marriage she wanted to escape from. After flying to Manila she got detained, and put back on a flight to Saudi Arabia where she is currently missing.

I am a bit confused on a few details, but Saudi Arabia doesn't give much human rights to women. I hope that this women is okay, and that she is safe.
 
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Re: "Fleeing Woman Returned to Saudi Arabia Against Her Wil: Taken From Philippines in Transit; Faces Harm, Criminal Cha

Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:33 pm

The important thing to remember is that Saudi Arabia buys billions of dollars of, what would otherwise be unsold, weapons, aircraft and other expensive goodies, from us, making them above reproach.

They don't need human rights. They've purchased immunity from prosecution...or even criticism.
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Re: "Fleeing Woman Returned to Saudi Arabia Against Her Wil: Taken From Philippines in Transit; Faces Harm, Criminal Cha

Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:07 am

As per Saudi law, she might not have had permission to leave the country by her husband/father/brother so when arrived in Manila, was not legal for her to leave Saudi Arabia. Of course from out view, that is inhumane, but due to the religious and political place of Saudi Arabia few might not want to anger them. I wonder too if Australia might have said no way do they want this woman to seek Asylum in their country, considering their very anti-immigration, anti-Asylum polices, especially for those from the Islamic or Asian world.
 
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Re: "Fleeing Woman Returned to Saudi Arabia Against Her Wil: Taken From Philippines in Transit; Faces Harm, Criminal Cha

Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:44 am

ltbewr wrote:
I wonder too if Australia might have said no way do they want this woman to seek Asylum in their country, considering their very anti-immigration, anti-Asylum polices, especially for those from the Islamic or Asian world.


That is not the impression I get of Australia at all, they are just against the "business" of seeking asylum for economic reasons. Many people that claim asylum have paid large sums to be trafficked, destroy their identity documents and then seek asylum when they are actually economic refugees.

Very few of these people actually return home when it is safe to do so.
Human rights lawyers are "ambulance chasers of the very worst kind.'" - Sky News
 
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Re: "Fleeing Woman Returned to Saudi Arabia Against Her Wil: Taken From Philippines in Transit; Faces Harm, Criminal Cha

Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:48 am

A perfectly good reason to go to renewable energy is to bankrupt Saudi Arabia and make aid dependent on handing over officials to stand trial for decades of crimes against humanity.
Times are changing: 70 years ago the USA went to war to defeat the Nazis, now they elect them to run their country.
 
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Re: "Fleeing Woman Returned to Saudi Arabia Against Her Wil: Taken From Philippines in Transit; Faces Harm, Criminal Cha

Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:08 pm

tommy1808 wrote:
A perfectly good reason to go to renewable energy is to bankrupt Saudi Arabia and make aid dependent on handing over officials to stand trial for decades of crimes against humanity.


There is enough excess global oil production that we could stop buying Saudi oil now, and we'd still have a glut. They buy from Saudi because Saudi spends those billions on western weapons and toys. Their oil sales keeps our military industrial complexes happy.

So a few thousand women and bloggers and general malcontents are imprisoned, tortured and executed every year, and more thousands of innocent civilians die from Saudi wielded western weapons. As long as the gun factories are making a profit, it's all good.
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