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House Passes H.Res 129 (Voice Vote)

In a ‘voice vote,’ the House of Representatives has passed a bill condemning Saudi Arabia’s treatment of imprisoned female activists.

The bill, introduced on February 13th, 2019 found its impetus in the allegations that at least ten women are currently being detained and experiencing torture in Saudi Arabia. The bill mentions by name, Hatoon al-Fassi, Aziza al-Yousef and Loujain al-Hathloul.