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Saudi Arabia employs the term “supporting terrorism” in a flawed trial of a human rights defender Naimah Almatrod


لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا In the context of the intensified and escalating crackdown against activists and human rights defenders, Saudi Arabia continues to pursue various methods of intimidation that have become a consistent behavior in dealing with dissent, such as the recent investigation with human rights defender Samar Badawi on 15 February 2017. In addition to this is the arrest ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia ends March 2017 with grave violations in Qatif and Awamiya under the pretext of pursuing wanted persons

Raid on 11 March 2017

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The government of Saudi Arabia, represented by the Ministry of the Interior, headed by Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Nayef, is committing serious violations of international laws during raids carried out by armored vehicles. The organization has documented some of them in the past, including a raid on 20 December 2014 executing extrajudicial Killing of five citizens, ... Read More »

The Saudi government violates the basic principles of evictions: Residents of Mosawara neighborhood are facing forced displacement and risk of losing their homes


لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On January 20, 2017 the European Saudi Organization for Human Rights issued a report titled (Saudi Arabia is about to demolish the historic district of Mosawara with hundreds of traditional houses in violation of laws prohibiting the destruction of human heritage) after the Saudi government had decided to demolish the historic neighborhood of Mosawara. This comes ... Read More »

The fierce assault against activists continues: The Saudi government summons Samar Badawi


 لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On Monday 13th February 2017, Saudi Arabia’s Bureau of Investigation and Prosecution (BIP) in Jeddah summoned the human rights defender Samar Badawi for investigation on Wednesday 15th February at 10 o’clock. They did not inform her of the reason for the call. The summons before the BIP, a body which is overseen by the interior minister ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia is about to demolish the historic district of Mosawara with hundreds of traditional houses in violation of laws prohibiting the destruction of human heritage


لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Saudi government has announced the start of executing the demolition process of the historic Mosawara village estimated at four hundred years old which is also home to 2,000 to 4,000 people . Official local newspapers have said at the beginning of January 2017 that the necessary legal, financial and engineering procedures have been completed, and ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia Security Forces Beats Women and Utilizes Imported Weapons and Heavy Armored Vehicle in Raiding Homes of Wanted People


لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا An attack (by hitting) was led by the Special Emergency Forces of Saudi Arabia, which is run by the Crown Prince and Minister of the Interior Muhammad bin Nayef, against Saudi women. While they raided a group of houses in November 2016, the European Saudi Organization for Human Rights obtained an audio clip of one of ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia Arbitrary Detains Sheikh Al Habib Who is Human Rights defender and Sends him to a Court Specified for Terrorism Cases


لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا October 28, 2016:Concurrently with Saudi Arabia’s re-election for membership in the UN Human Rights Council(HRC)(which extends till 2019), the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia started the trial of Sheikh Mohammed al Habib, human rights defender. July 8, 2016: Sheikh Mohammed Al Habib (born in November 6th,1964) was heading to Kuwait through the land border Al Khafji (Saudi-Kuwaiti ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia turning down the release for a political activist was arrested because of his determined to demonstrate support to Palestine instead the end of his 8 years judgment


Wednesday 5 Oct 2016 the government should release the detainee and the political activist Khaled Sulaiman Al Omair, but until writing this report he is still arrested. Al Omair arrested because he wants to demonstrate supporting to Palestine issue, 1 Sep 2009 the judgment issued him by 8 years, while the Saudi Arabia depending on Al Hijri calendar not After ... Read More »

From The Human Rights Council in Geneva: Fears for Saudi Civil Society due to arbitrary arrests and political executions


لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Human Rights Organisations raised concerns regarding the continued illegal practice of arbitrary detentionby some states, such as Saudi Arabia. During an oral intervention from Zena AlEsia (a researcher representing ESOHR), a statement was presented withNGO Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), at the Human Council in Geneva during its 33rd session on Thursday ... Read More »

200 days on and undue delays from appeals courts increase fears for poet Ashraf Fayadh’s fate


لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا It has been 200 days since the General court in Abha lowered the death sentence judgment  against the Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh and sentenced him to 8 years and 800 lashes as a result of him exercising his freedom of opinion and expression, Fayadh ‘s destiny remains unclear. The issue is on-going delay by the appeal ... Read More »