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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: 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, 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 Bu Saleh in July …

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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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The first half of 2018: High execution rates show false promises of the Saudi crown prince

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Since the beginning of 2018 and up until the end of June 2018, the Saudi government has implemented 52 death sentences; none of which were sentenced in public trials or observed by independent civil society organisations or free media. Limited details available via official media about executions carried out in 2018 indicate that Saudi Arabia is …

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In 13 years Saudi Arabia deprived 504 foreigners of the right to life through beheading after unfair sentences, violating international law

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Foreigners residing in Saudi Arabia suffer from a number of violations including the sponsorship system, or violations caused by the judiciary, as in general, beheading based on judicial sentences lack fair conditions. According to the European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights statistics, Saudi Arabia has executed 1286 individual including 504 foreigners, during the last 13 years, …

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At the thirty eighth HRC’s session: Belgium asserts that the Saudi violations underminethe claims of reform

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا At the Human Rights Council, the representative of Belgium, Axel Kenes, criticized the Saudi violations of human rights. In his statement on June 19th 2018 under the second item of the HRC’s thirty eighth session, Stevens has expressed his country’s concern over the imposition of human rights defenders mainly on women’s right, to repression in Saudi …

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Arrest, harsh treatment and concerns of torturing elders in Saudi Arabia: violations coinciding with the world day of awareness on elder abuse

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Elders in Saudi Arabia suffer from different kinds of abuse like poverty and lack of the needed health care. Adding that the Saudi government practices arbitrary detentions against elderly people, subjects them to harsh and bad detention circumstances, deprives them from their rights, gives them unfair trialsand uses the official media to insult and discredit them. …

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