Saudi Arabia: The Shape of a Client Feudalism by Geoff Simons

By Geoff Simons

Geoff Simons describes the present human-rights scenario in Saudi Arabia on the subject of corruption, the therapy of dissidents, the penal process, the suppression of girls, slavery and different features. a close historical past, from pre-Islamic occasions to the current, is equipped, with awareness to the impression of Mohammed, the Saudi ascendancy, the position of the West, the invention of oil and the wars within the sector. recognition is additionally given to many of the monetary, political, and non secular difficulties that face the Saudi regime and the Saudi response.

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That was Mark's business. '73 In 1984 the Saudi intelligence agency Istakbarat secretly recorded telephone conversations between some of the leading participants in the AI-Yamamah negotiations. Mark Thatcher's possible use to the Saudis was discussed, and his bid set against a cheaper one from a certain 'John'. 74 In the event the Saudis opted for Mark Thatcher as their middleman. 75 The Thatcher issue was never resolved in the way that some politicians and others had demanded. There was evidence in the public domain about the nature of his commercial involvement, but no official enquiry and exposure.

In Mecca, the principal city of Hejaz in the Arabian peninsula, a public assembly evolved to stipulate and enforce the rules of conduct; a system of legal administration was established and the public offices were divided among twelve principal tribes. The office of Hakam governed the city and adjudicated on disputes, often with the assistance of volunteers (Hilf-ulFudul) who helped victims to seek redress. Even before Muhammed there were provisions for the payment of blood-money, cutting off the hands of thieves, and blackening the faces of adulterers.

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