Mariah Carey defies activists to perform in Saudi Arabia

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Singer’s publicists claim the show is ‘a positive step towards the dissolution of gender segregation’ in the kingdom

The singer Mariah Carey has been criticised by women’s rights campaigners, who have accused her of helping to airbrush Saudi Arabia’s poor human rights record by agreeing to perform there.

Carey appeared with DJ Tiesto, Sean Paul and the Yemen-born singer Balqees Fathi on Thursday in what she has claimed was an opportunity to work towards gender desegregation in the kingdom.

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