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Iyad El-Baghdadi, human rights activist

Iyad El-Baghdadi is a human rights activist who was granted political asylum in Oslo after he was arrested and forced from his home in the United Arab Emirates in 2014.

Hardtalk speaks to human rights activist Iyad El-Baghdadi. Six months after the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul three of Khashoggi’s friends and associates received warnings that their lives could be in danger. The original source was the CIA. One of those warned is Iyad El-Baghdadi, a long-time critic of Arab authoritarian regimes, who lives in political asylum in Norway using social media to challenge what he calls the Arab Tyrants. After the demise of the Arab Spring is his a lost cause ?

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Mon 3 Jun 2019 19:06GMT

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Iyad El-Baghdadi (Credit: Ole Berg-Rusten/NTB Scanpix/via Reuters)