Aramco is linked to human rights violations.
Saudi Aramco — known in the United States simply as Aramco — is an oil company owned and run by the authoritarian regime of Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) of Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia is one of the most brutal dictatorships in the world, where any form of political dissent is met with harsh repression. Women, LGBTQ+ individuals, and religious minorities routinely face state abuse, persecution, and violence.
Saudi Aramco is nothing more than an extension of Saudi’s repressive regime.
MBS has spent billions of dollars acquiring stakes in athletic teams, sponsoring competitions, and hosting high-level sporting events in Saudi Arabia — all in an attempt to raise the country’s profile, gain prestige, and hope the world ignores the repressive nature of his regime.
MBS is now attempting to buy the goodwill of Houstonians by sponsoring the Houston Half Marathon. Don’t let the Saudi regime use the city to whitewash its crimes. Don’t become a pawn in the regime’s human rights abuses.