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On the World Day against the Death Penalty: NGOs and experts discuss the death penalty in Saudi Arabia

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Under the title “Death Penalty in Saudi Arabia: Execution of Civil Society”, the European Saudi organisation for Human Rights holds an event in conjunction with World Day against the Death Penalty. The event, to be held on October 10, 2018 at 18:00 on the House of Democracy and Human Rights in Berlin, comes amidst the deterioration …

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Public prosecution calls for further beheadings, including execution of Sheikh Salman Al-Ouda, in unjust trial

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Saudi Arabia’s Public Prosecution, which reports directly to King Salman, continues to demand horrific punishments for Sheikh Salman Al-Ouda. On September 4, 2018, the prosecution called for his execution during the first session of an unjust trial, which is the first in a series of trials following a wave of arrests in September 2017. The state …

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51 Prisoner in Saudi Arabia are awaiting execution

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا As part of the European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR) follow-up of detainees cases who are facing death sentences in the kingdom, the organization has documented and monitored the situation of 51 detainees who have death penalty judgements which are at various stages. ESOHR obtained confirmed information about some victims as well as official court …

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Saudi Arabia: remains wedded to the cult of execution

The Death Penalty Annual Report 2017 Click here to read PDF report Introduction 2017 was a very volatile year for the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with widespread economic and political changes, which have been labelled by the Saudi government as ‘reforms’.  However, despite the promise of reforms, Saudi Arabia’s poor human rights record continues to plunge into deeper crisis with …

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Misguided Allegations in the Saudi response on Canada’s stance demanding the release of the Activists

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights (ESOHR) followed the comment of the Saudi Foreign Ministry on the Canadian stance in which the latter expressed its concern toward the detentions of activists of civil society and women’s rights. (ESOHR) noticed many fallacies in the Saudi response. We, in (ESOHR), believe that this statement is a part …

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Saudi Arabia is carrying out new execution series 3 months after empty promises made by the crown prince

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On July 17th 2017, Saudi Arabia beheaded seven individuals whom accused with murder, helping in carrying out murders and drugs smuggling. This number of executions considers as the highest figure implemented in one day since the crown prince Mohamad Bin Salman declared on the last April that he will decrease executions to the maximum extent possible; …

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Saudi Arabia sentences human rights defender Sheikh Al-Habib to seven years imprisonment for demanding human rights and criticizing official hate speech

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The various forms of political repressions led by Saudi Arabia government against human rights defenders have been noticeably increasing since King Salman was appointed as the King of Saudi Arabia. For one, on January 4, 2018t the human rights activist Sheikh Mohammed Hassan Al-Habib was sentenced to seven years in prison by The Specialized Criminal Court …

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Saudi Arabia: Two months imprisonment and 60 lashes for citizen Bu Saleh for Practicing congregational prayers from his home

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا As part of Saudi Arabia’s continuous use of religious discriminatory policies, the government detained citizen Zuhair Hussein Bu Saleh on 2 July 2018, in order to implement a prior sentence of imprisonment and lashes issued against him for practicing his right to worship. The court issued a sentence of two months imprisonment and sixty lashes against …

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Iceland from the HRC: Saudi step of lifting ban on women’s driving isn’t enough, and expresses its concerns over the rising number of executions

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Deputy Ambassador of Iceland in the United Nations organizations Ms. Nina Björk called for taking several steps along with the last step that enabled women to get their right to drive, to raise the level of their rights practice. The statement that delivered under the fourth item of the thirty-eighth session of the Human Rights …

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Saudi Arabia: Torture under king Salman’s watch

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Although more than 20 years have passed since Saudi Arabia acceded to the UN Convention against Torture (UN CAT)  in 1997, Saudi Arabia has failed to ensure adequate awareness, implementation and education with regard to its ratification of the torture convention, in accordance with article 10 which states “Each State Party shall ensure that education and information …

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