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12:00 AM, September 25, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:04 AM, September 25, 2020

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Saudi dissidents launch opposition party

A group of Saudi dissidents exiled in Britain, the US and elsewhere announced the launch of an opposition party on Wednesday, the first organised political resistance under King Salman's rule. Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy that does not tolerate any political opposition, but the formation of the National Assembly Party on the anniversary of the kingdom's founding comes amid a growing state crackdown on dissent and freedom of expression. The development is unlikely to seriously undermine the authority of the Arab world's most powerful ruling family. There was no immediate reaction from Saudi authorities.

 

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