„critics have been given travel bans, had their employment terminated, been subjected to smear campaigns, and detained and prosecuted.“
Oh, I thought there is no opposition in Saudi Arabia and nothing people could object, too…(irony!)
The Saudis however, in contrast to the Syrians, won´t be lectured by the US, UK or France. Nor will they be subjected to isolation or any sanctions. Why should any of the mentioned „human rights strongholds“ punish a country that is a major weapons customer, worlds number one petroleum supplier and an arch enemy of Iran???
It´s not human rights violations that matter to the „civilized world“ but rather WHO is behind them.