Saudi Arabia’s $1.5bn Sports-Washing Programme

Saudi Arabia should be treated as a pariah – that was the view of then candidate Joe Biden, and it’s not hard to see why.
When assessing the Kingdom’s human rights record, three issues come up again and again – the conflict in Yemen, the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi, and the treatment of prisoners of conscience in Saudi prisons.

In Yemen, the Saudi-led bombing campaign has wrought death destruction and famine on the poorest people in the region. The UN estimates that quarter of a million have died in the conflict.