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Saudi Arabia appoints Hala al-Tuwaijri as new head of Human Rights Commission

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Saudi Arabia has appointed Hala al-Tuwaijri as the new head of its Human Rights Commission with the rank of a minister according to a royal decree, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Thursday.

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Prior to her appointment, al-Tuwaijri was the secretary general of the Family Affairs Council.

She replaces Awwad bin Saleh al-Awwad, who was appointed as an advisor at the Royal Court with the rank of a minister, SPA added.

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