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Amnesty International: 'West deeply hypocritical over Saudi'

The funeral of King Abdullah is taking place in Saudi Arabia after his death overnight at the age of 90.

His 79-year-old half-brother, Salman, has been confirmed as his successor.

The state of human rights and women's rights and the turbulent state of the region make the king's death and the succession particularly sensitive.

Salil Shetty, Amnesty International's secretary general, said "Saudi has got away with much more than any other state" in term of human rights abuses.

He said that the West was hypocritical to support such a state.

  • 23 Jan 2015
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