G20: Saudi Arabia’s human rights problems that won’t go away

By Caroline Hawley
World Affairs Correspondent

Publishedduration37 minutes agoimage copyrightGetty Imagesimage captionSaudi Arabia has long come under severe criticism over its human rights record

For Saudi Arabia, playing host this weekend – albeit virtually – to the G20 group of the world's leading economies is a moment of great national pride.

But for human rights activists around the world, it is a cause of deep disquiet.

Calls for a boycott have now given way to appeals to leaders of the G20 to use the opportunity to put pressure on the Saudi authorities.

Human rights groups have a host of concerns. Here are three of the key ones.

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