Saudi Arabia's Human Rights Record Criticized at the United Nations

Forced labor and lack of rights for women cited


(Reuters)—Saudi Arabia's human rights record came under fire at the United Nations on Monday with critics accusing the kingdom of jailing activists without due process and abusing the basic rights of Saudi women and foreign workers.

At the U.N. Human Rights Council, Britain called for abolition of the Saudi system of male guardianship for women, already recommended when the watchdog last subjected the kingdom to scrutiny in 2009.