My piece, out today: the story of some of the most courageous women I've ever met, who, escaping abuse at home, now face new dangers as their gov't pursues them abroad @newyorker @pulitzercenter ||The Saudi Government’s Global Campaign to Silence Critics
Such a powerful and revealing piece. Thank you.
Thank you for reading!
An amazing and eye opening piece Sarah. I had hopes the students studying in the West would bring cultural change to Saudi. It’s disturbing our governments are allowing human rights abuses by the Saudi state to be extended to our shores.
And that is what exactly happened to #JamalKhashoggi when he started voicing his opinion on #Saudi govt. Somehow they got a hold of him and killed him in such a way, and they seem to be getting away with it..
#اليوم_الاربعاء اختر لنفسك وفكر في الخروج قبل الدخول.. النور والظلام
If they escaping abuse at home how come on of them is missing her mom according to your article? I understand they want to be rebel but don’t use the family abused card to justify getting an asylum it will hurt only those who are really abused
Did you read the article? It clearly states the father (and forced marriage) was the problem, not the mother. Just because you flee a country doesn’t mean you must hate everyone still living there.
“We’re not like the people escaping war in their country,” Rana says. “When they come here, the bombs are behind them, they are safe. But not us. The danger follows us.”
first retweet is a New Yorker piece? Very on-brand.
Be prepared for far too many New Yorker retweets.
This was an amazing and powerful piece on dangers that people are just not aware of. Thanks so much for investigating and reflecting the incredible courage and dignity of these women.
A theory is disproved by trial & error. Millions of Saudi women have & are still visiting western countries every year. I can assure you they come back. If what you say is true why aren’t at least 50% staying & requesting asylum ? This is wishful thinking from people like you.
Powerful story and a good reminder that refugees fleeing oppressive regimes are never truly safe, while at least war victims can find relief eventually. You don’t need to look very hard to see the Saudi propaganda campaigns intent on discrediting and harassing these refugees.
The New Yorker... All I saw are non verified names and a story.. I could have done better.. please check the story from more reliable sources.. many of the information don’t make sense... Thanks