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Report: Saudi Arabia investigating itself for allegedly torturing women

A Saudi woman behind the wheel of a car.
A Saudi woman drives in Riyadh for the first time. Photo: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images

Alleged torture of women's rights activists in Saudi Arabia — which the Saudi government denies — is being investigated by the Saudi Human Rights Commission, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The big picture: The activists, who campaigned for women to gain the right to drive, were arrested earlier this year while Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman touted himself as a reformist of the kingdom's strict cultural laws. MBS has recently come under more scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers for his policies and behavior.

British Jews claim right to German citizenship before Brexit

Rabbi Walter Rothschild is one of several British Jews who have claimed their right to German citizenship. Photo: Veronica Zaragovia/Al Jazeera.

The Nazis stripped the grandparents of Walter Rothschild and Pippa Goldschmidt of their German citizenship in the 1930s. Now, they're among the thousands of Brits who have applied for German citizenship before Brexit comes into force next year.

"You want to know that if anything happens in one country, you can go to another, and being a European doesn't mean you're not loyal to one country. It means you're loyal to a lot at the same time."
— Walter Rothschild
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