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<p>Saudi Arabia remains a <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/saudi-arabia-human-rights-priority-country/saudi-arabia-human-rights-priority-country" target="_blank">Foreign and Commonwealth Office human rights priority country</a>, particularly because of the use of the death penalty, women's rights and restrictions on freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and freedom of religion or belief.</p><p>We welcome recent positive developments, including the end on the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia, but recognise women's rights still fall short of international standards.</p><p>The UK strongly supports freedom of expression. We believe that civil society organisations and individuals should have the freedom to express their opinions, including where they challenge government policy. This includes Human Rights Defenders – those people that seek to promote universal human rights for their fellow citizens. We support them as a matter of principle, provided they do not advocate or use violent means.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
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