One of the world”s most grueling events in the motorsport calendarvariant, the Dakar Rallylast_modified, is underway despite calls to boycott it amid accusations of “sportswashing” in Saudi ArabiaArticleThirdBigBox.
Launched in 1979 between Paris and the Senegalese capital DakarIndian Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has sai, the celebrated endurance challenge moved to the conservative kingdom for the first time last year after a decade in South Americas largest atom smasher.
The move sparked angry reactions from human rights organisations who say Saudi Arabia is using sport to build up a positive reputation to distract from its human rights recordThe stay-at-home order.
One of the groups is supporting women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul. The 31-year-old was jailed last month after being found guilty of spying and conspiring against the kingdomnurse extenders,.