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German government should deny company license to export arms to Saudi Arabia


لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On 23 June 2016, a court ruled that the Government of Germany must decide whether to grant arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch a license to sell assault rifle parts to Saudi Arabia. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and the European-Saudi Organisation for Human Rights (ESOHR) call on the German government to deny ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia has to enable the UN special rapporteur for the freedoms of free assembly from visiting instead of refuting his report and disapproving his criticism.


لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا In front of the Human Rights council in its 32nd session, the Saudi government represented by its delegation repeated its elusive speech evading its responsibilities in admitting the reality and protecting Human Rights. The delegation responded in its statement (17 July 2016) to the report of the special rapporteur concerned in the freedom of peaceful assembly ... Read More »

After an enforced disappearance and brutal torture: The sword is on the neck of Amjad Al Moebid after a trial deprived from conditions of justice


لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The youth Amjad Naji Al Moebid (born on 1st March 1993),faces the threat of execution, after the supreme court approved the death penalty sentence against him. Along with Amjad, other detainees have also had their death sentences approved, including Youssif Al-Moshikhes and the three minors: Ali Al-Nemer, Dawoud Al-Marhoun, and Abdullah Al-Zaher, all of whom face ... Read More »

The Saudi judiciary issues the largest mass death sentence decision in history against 14 prisoners including persons convicted of protesting.


لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Despite human rights reports and legal analyses which confirm that the Saudi justice system lacks adequate safeguards and provisions to ensure fair trials, the Specialized Criminal Court (SCC), which uses the Law for Crimes of Terrorism and its Financing, continues to increase the number of individuals facing the death sentence. On the 1st of June 2016, ... Read More »

More than two years of detaining Abdulaziz Al-Ghamdi, confirms the Saudi Arabia’s disregard for the freedoms of citizens and the local and international laws


  لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Saudi Authorities continues its arbitrary detention against the human right defender, Abdulaziz Al-Ghamdi (41 years), since more than two years without any charge and without giving a legal justification for detaining him for this long period while he has not been charged or brought before a judge. Al-Ghamdi, in accordance to the deteriorating environment ... Read More »

The UN committee against torture publishes the report of final concluding observations on torture in Saudi Arabia.


   لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The UN committee against Torture recently published its findings of Its latest review of Saudi Arabia’s compliance to the UN convention against torture (UNCAT). This report was issued following an in-depth assessment of their state party report, as part of their second periodic review in May 2016. The review, which was held in Geneva, was ... Read More »

ESOHR shadow report on torture in Saudi Arabia submitted to UNCAT

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This report for ESOHR was researched and written by Cilina Nasser, an independent human rights researcher on the Middle East and North Africa. It was submitted to the UN Committee Against Torture on 30 March 2016 as Saudi Arabia was coming under review on its obligations under the Convention Against Torture in April 2016. The report focuses on individuals detained ... Read More »

Deprivation of nationality in Saudi Arabia: a quarter of a million people, and a suffering for nearly half a century


لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Click here to download PDF report   Today, nearly 250 thousand inhabitants reside in Saudi Arabia without nationalities, and as a result, they are suffering from various forms of deprivation and complexity, where the fundamental rights in the contemporary world have become related to the nature of the legal status which takes several forms from one ... Read More »

In the 1st session of the trial of 32 accused of spying for Iran, the prosecution called for the execution of 25 amidst lack of principles of fair trials

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لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The feasibility of the trial of 32 detainees accused by Saudi Arabia of spying for Iran, was dramatically decreased after the media campaign carried out by the Saudi press with the beginning of the first session of their trail on 21st February 2016, in which the public prosecutor called for the execution of 25 of them. ... Read More »

After arbitrary detention and enforced disappearance, Makki al-Orayedh was killed in police station and signs of torture were seen on his body

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لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On Friday, March 4, 2016, the young man Makki al-Orayedh’s family went to the police station to ask about their son two days after his disappearance, and was surprised by his death. Makki, a 25 years old young man was a handball player at a local club. On Wednesday, March 2, 2016, he went out in ... Read More »