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ADHRB and ESOHR Condemn Munir Al Adam’s Impending Death Sentence

On 3 December, the United Nations marked International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and the European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights (ESOHR) mark IDPD by condemning Saudi Arabia’s arbitrary detention, torture, and death sentence of Munir Al Adam, a prisoner suffering a disability, in the strongest terms and calling on …

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In absence of effective safeguards for women in Saudi Arabia: Amna AlJuaid faces an unknown fate

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On 5th October 2017, A video of Amna AlJuaid was streamed on Twitter,she pointed that she will have an unknown destiny and her life will be in danger if this video would be spread on the social media, this claims that the video was filmed earlier. She said that her father Mohammad AlJuaid and her brother …

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Saudi Arabia beheaded 351 people in 13 years based on drug charges, which are not classified as a serious offense according to International Law

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا “Saudi Arabia is one of four countries responsible for 87% of all recorded executions in 2016”, stated UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterich at an event held at the headquarters of the International Day against the Death Penalty on 10 October 2017. Since 2004 until October 10, 2017, the Saudi government implemented the death penalty against 1,179 individuals …

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Saudi Arabia: Increasing fears for civilian lives and property as the authorities escalate the military assault on Awamiyah

The Saudi Arabian authorities must immediately stop the vicious military assault on the town of Awamiyah,and must protect civilians and not forcibly evict them without providing adequate shelter, said the European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR). On Friday, 28 July, the Saudi authorities announced that the remaining residents of the town of Awamiyah, estimated to be around 35,000, must …

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Saudi Arabia set to imminently execute 14, including a disabled protestor

ESOHR would like to highlight urgent fears mount regarding the imminent execution of Saudi Arabian several prisoners, following their transfer to the kingdom capital Riyadh in the early hours of Saturday 15th July 2017, from Dammam sparking concerns of imminent implementation of their execution orders. The transferal of prisoners to Riyadh, is a common procedure which has been seen in …

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Following torture and unfair trials, Saudi Arabia executes 4 on protest related charges without charging them with any serious offence

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On July 11, 2017, Saudi Arabia executed four detainees: Amjad al-Moaibad, Yusuf al-Mushayyas, Zaher al-Basri and Mahdi al-Sayegh. The European Saudi Organization for Human Rights confirms that their execution a flagrant violation of international and domestic laws and included many abuses and violations. In addition it didn’t include serious consideration for the “right to life” which …

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Saudi Arabia: At least a dozen people injured in Qatif as security forces openly target civilians in latest round of indiscriminate and excessive force

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Since early Monday morning, security forces stationed at the Awamiyah Police Station in the Qatif Governorate in the east of Saudi Arabia have been resorting to excessive and indiscriminate force by firing directly at civilian targets in the neighborhoods and on the streets adjacent to the Awamiyah Police Station. According to information from eyewitnesses and local …

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Saudi Arabia: Authorities extra judicially execute two people with a car explosion in an unprecedented step

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On the evening of 1 June 2017, the Saudi Arabian authorities extra judicially executed two people they had listed as wanted suspects in the Qatif Governorate of the country’s Eastern Province. It is the first time that the Saudi authorities have resorted to explosives to extra judicially execute people in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, …

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Saudi Arabia moves youngest political prisoner to Mabahith prison raising fears of torture

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Saudi authorities have moved the juvenile Murtaja al-Qureyrees to the ill-reputed General Directorate Investigations (GDI, also known as al-Mabahith) prison in al-Dammam, where prisoners are taken to be tortured and ill-treated. This move on 25 May came during the month of Ramadan when the authorities typically pardon and release prisoners, andafter the authoritieshad stated that …

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Saudi Arabia continues to forcibly evict citizens in Awamiyah through use of excessive force in violation of international law

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Saudi Arabia must immediately end its forced eviction of residents of Awamiyah through arbitrary practices and use of excessive force, and in violation of international law, said the European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR). On 15 May 2017, the Saudi authorities cut off the power of neighborhoods in Awamiyah at a time of the year …

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