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Dakar 2020 - Saudi Arabia - Things you might not know.
« on: August 30, 2019, 10:53:50 am »
The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) last week issued a statement urging sponsors to cancel sponsorship, citing Saudi Arabia’s criminalisation of homosexuality and its systemic repression of women's rights.

Homosexuality is illegal and punishable by death in the Gulf State, ruled over by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud. In April, the Saudi authorities beheaded five men who allegedly confessed to having had gay sex.

Despite attempts at reform, women in Saudi Arabia are still subject to a myriad of restrictions on everyday life. Here are some of them:
Human Rights Watch has called Saudi Arabia’s guardianship system “the most significant impediment to realising women’s rights in the country”. All women in the kingdom are considered to have a male “wali” – an official guardian, typically a father, brother, uncle or husband.

Although guardianship is not enshrined in written law, government officials, courts, businesses and individual Saudis generally act in accordance with it, meaning that, in practice, women need their guardian’s consent for any major activity, including travel, obtaining a passport, getting married or divorced and signing contracts.

The system makes it “nearly impossible” for victims of domestic violence or sexual abuse to obtain legal redress, because the police often insist that women and girls obtain their guardian's authorisation to file a complaint - even when the complaint is against the guardian, explains political scientist Elham Manea in an article for German newspaper Deutsche Welle.

In May 2017, activists won a small but significant victory when King Salman issued an order specifying that women did not need permission from their male guardian for some activities, including entering university, taking a job and undergoing surgery.

Women’s rights groups in the country are now lobbying for the end of guardianship in Saudi society, often using the social media hashtag “#IAmMyOwnGuardian”.

In 2015, Saudi Arabia proposed hosting an Olympic Games without women. “Our society can be very conservative,” said Prince Fahad bin Jalawi al-Saud, a consultant to the Saudi Olympic Committee. “It has a hard time accepting that women can compete in sports.”

When Saudi Arabia sent female athletes to the Olympics for the first time, at London 2012, hardline clerics denounced the two competitors as “prostitutes”. The women also had to be accompanied by a male guardian and cover their hair.

Women are required to limit the amount of time spent with men to whom they are not related. The majority of public buildings, including offices, banks and universities, have separate entrances for the different sexes.

Public transportation, parks, beaches and amusement parks are also segregated in most parts of the country. Unlawful mixing can lead to criminal charges being brought against both parties, but women typically face harsher punishment.
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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2019, 10:59:53 am »
And for the dogs planning on going, some basic rules...

Saudi Arabia is a Muslim country in which Islamic law is strictly enforced. You should respect local traditions, customs, laws and religions at all times and be aware of your actions to ensure that they do not offend.

The public practice of any form of religion other than Islam is illegal.

Islamic codes of behaviour and dress are strictly enforced. Women should wear conservative, loose-fitting clothes as well as a full length cloak (abaya) and a headscarf. Men should not wear shorts in public.

Homosexual or extra-marital sexual relations, including adultery, are illegal and can be subject to severe penalties. It’s also illegal to be transgender. Transgender people travelling to Saudi Arabia are likely to face significant difficulties and risks if this is discovered by the authorities.

Penalties for the possession of, or trade in alcohol are severe. Both result in prison sentences.

If you bring medication with you, carry a doctor’s prescription.

Importing pork products is forbidden.

The possession of pornographic material, or of illustrations of scantily dressed people, especially women, is prohibited.

Electronic devices may be screened by customs officials on arrival and departure.

The punishment for smuggling drugs includes the death penalty.

You should avoid photographing local people. Binoculars should not be brought into Saudi Arabia and may be confiscated at the port of entry.
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Re: Dakar 2020 - Saudi Arabia - Things you might not know.
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2019, 11:08:40 am »
No drinking or adultery. Sounds like a freaking boring place   :-[
 

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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2019, 11:14:58 am »
But it is bike heaven...

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Re: Dakar 2020 - Saudi Arabia - Things you might not know.
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2019, 11:25:31 am »
Ek sal drank kan opgee om daar te ry.
















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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2019, 11:36:17 am »
that's the problem, sponsors pulling out will do nothing to the country or their politics. DAKAR, its riders and its fans will be the ones who lose out.
 
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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2019, 11:38:24 am »
Ek sal drank kan opgee om daar te ry.

Ek dink nie ek sal soveel opoffer nie.
















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Re: Dakar 2020 - Saudi Arabia - Things you might not know.
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2019, 12:24:02 pm »
Ek sal drank kan opgee om daar te ry.

Ek dink nie ek sal soveel opoffer nie.













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Re: Dakar 2020 - Saudi Arabia - Things you might not know.
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2019, 12:48:58 pm »
Nothing new here, Saudi has been like this since its inception

I do however feel that the more international events like this being hosted will relax some of their pretty strict rules, we are seeing this in Japan with the World Cup.
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« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2019, 12:50:52 pm »
Nothing new here, Saudi has been like this since its inception

I do however feel that the more international events like this being hosted will relax some of their pretty strict rules, we are seeing this in Japan with the World Cup.

Time will tell
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« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2019, 01:13:44 pm »
Cancel the Dakar, channel all that money to MotoGP.
 
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« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2019, 01:16:55 pm »
Cancel the Dakar, channel all that money to MotoGP.

Not exactly where this conversation is supposed to go... :eek7:
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« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2019, 01:27:10 pm »
Cancel the Dakar, channel all that money to MotoGP.

Not exactly where this conversation is supposed to go... :eek7:

It's not like Dakar really knows where to go, oh sorry they certainly do......after the money.
 

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« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2019, 01:30:16 pm »
Watching Moto GP or other tar based racing is like watching paint dry.
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« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2019, 01:36:03 pm »
Watching Moto GP or other tar based racing is like watching paint dry.

Huh? I tend to disagree old chap. :'( :patch:
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Re: Dakar 2020 - Saudi Arabia - Things you might not know.
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2019, 01:39:17 pm »
Cancel the Dakar, channel all that money to MotoGP.

Not exactly where this conversation is supposed to go... :eek7:

It's not like Dakar really knows where to go, oh sorry they certainly do......after the money.

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« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2019, 01:44:00 pm »
Watching Moto GP or other tar based racing is like watching paint dry.

If watching MotoGP is boring for you I would hate to see what makes you excited

Ill just assume you did'nt watch the last race and that your comment was from when you used to watch the GP in the 80's  :laughing4:
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« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2019, 02:09:10 pm »
Quite ironic that a race that was forced out of Africa due to certain religious terrorism and threats has now moved to a country where only that same religion may be practiced ?
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« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2019, 02:10:23 pm »
Watching Moto GP or other tar based racing is like watching paint dry.

Hey Brian, some paints are faster on the draai than Rossi! :peepwall: :pot:
 

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« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2019, 02:13:13 pm »
Quite ironic that a race that was forced out of Africa due to certain religious terrorism and threats has now moved to a country where only that same religion my be practiced ?

Indeed! And it is this same self-righteous arseholes that will go to France, build communities with their own mosques, but inter home-country you may not practise any other religion.

The Dakar must not go to Saudi, it will illustrate a total could-not-care-a-fuck attitude towards human rights.
 
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