Saudi Arabia

By Toni Flynn and Lillian Woods

Brief Overview

Saudi Arabia is in the Middle East and known as the birthplace of the Islam. Their medical system is growing and becoming more effective due to their dedication to their religion. However the religion also is keeping Saudi Arabia from fully modernizing as country, due to their lack of women's rights, increasing execution numbers, and accusations of terrorism.
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Women's Rights

Women's Rights are gradually getting better. However, due to the fact, that The Qur'an, the religious text of Islam, says that men are "legally responsible for women" women's rights continue to be a large problem in the country. To add on women are expected to be " obedient and preserve their trusts"
( "The Ongoing Fight for Women’s Rights." Across Cultures. 2014. Web. 08 Apr. 2016.)

Growth of Executions

The execution numbers descend from 2007 to 2010. Then spike up in 2011 before steadily increasing. Then it jumps to from 90 to 158 executions in 2015. That's 43% increase! As of April 5, 2016 there has been 84 executions
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Current Events: Execution of Nimr al-Nimr

Arrested for:
  • Sedition
  • Disobedience
  • Bearing Arms

Protests in

  • Tehran, Iran. 40 People Arrested
  • London
  • Bahrain
  • Pakistan
  • Yemen

al-Nimr was one of the 47 executed for Terrorist Charges

Son of al-Nimr Thoughts & Description of Execution

Sheikh al-Nimr’s son speaks out about his fathers execution in Saudi Arabia

health care

  • main health care system is the MOH
  • MOH was created in 1950
  • MOH provides 60% of health care in Saudi Arabia
  • the MOH's health care is free

Economy

Saudi Arabia is a very wealthy country it Posses about 16% or the worlds proven petroleum reserves. This makes it possible for them to have such a good healthcare system. They spend money on medical supplies and also solving problems before they cause people to become sick. one of there problems is lack of water.An estimated $6.1billion will be spent to increase water resources.

education

Saudi Arabia provides free education for all citizens. In the 1950's the government invested large amounts of money into education. By 2005 over 80% men and 70% women were literate.