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Saudi Arabia doesn’t officially recognize Israel, but its hackers are reportedly using Israeli spyware to target dissidents in foreign countries...
Canadian research laboratory Citizen Lab says it found Israeli spyware on a Saudi dissident and Canadian asylee's phone. The lab reports the spyware made by NSO Group is being used by Saudi-based operators, which may be a violation of criminal codes.
Canada has been doubling down on its criticism of human-rights abuses around the world. In August, it called out Saudi Arabia for arresting several prominant human-rights activists. Now Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi is Canada's latest target in the crackdown.
A petition to support an autistic man accused of molesting a woman has gained the support of thousands
The 22-year-old was arrested on his birthday.
Mahathir has gone on Twitter and YouTube to air his thoughts about the public caning of two women who pleaded guilty for attempting lesbian sex
The Malaysian leader posted a video on Twitter and YouTube to air his thoughts on the punishment.
Malaysia’s case is unusual, as punishments for female homosexuality are historically scarce, and typically limited to a verbal reprimand.
14 powerful human-rights groups write to Google demanding it kill plans to launch a China search engine
A group of 14 human-rights organizations have written a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai demanding that Google kill plans to create a censored search engine in China. Code-named "Dragonfly," Google's plan to create a search engine compatible with China's stringent laws was revealed in August.
The diplomatic feud between Canada and Saudi Arabia has escalated in recent weeks, and Canada is refusing to back down.
Saudi Arabia, which has been calling out Canada over women’s rights, may soon behead a female activist for the first time
Israa al-Ghomgham has been imprisoned since her arrest in December 2015. Two human-rights groups have told Business Insider that she was put on death row earlier this month, at about the same time Saudi Arabia launched a war of words with Canada.
In Canada, women have full legal rights to seek employment, access family planning and abortion services, and express their gender identities and sexual preferences as they see fit. In Saudi Arabia, women need permission to marry, get an advanced education or a job, or to travel abroad.
Marina Mahathir and others express outrage at the removal of LGBT activists’ portraits at Malaysian exhibition
Activists and political figures all around Malaysia have come out to show their support.