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Saudi Students Say They're Being Watched

March 21, 2019
 
 

The Saudi Arabian government keeps close watch over students from the kingdom while they’re studying in the U.S., according to a report from PBS NewsHour. Intelligence experts and eight former and current Saudi students interviewed by NewsHour said the penalties for students who criticize the kingdom while overseas can include passport freezes, death threats, intimidation, retraction of government scholarships and efforts to lure them back to Saudi Arabia. The Saudi government denies that it is involved with surveilling students or trying to lure them back to the kingdom.

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