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Awaiting execution: Abdullah Al-Zaher, arrested age 15, receives a secret prison transfer and incommunicado detention

Abdullah Al-Zaher

ESOHR would like to express their deep concern regarding the sudden transfer of youngest activist on death row Abdullah Al-Zaher’s, to Aseer prison which located in the southern region of Saudi Arabia where he is being held incommunicado. This secret transfer is particularly concerning for several reasons: Singled out: Abdullah is one of 6 other youth sentenced to death in ... Read More »



لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Within the framework of theEuropean Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR) objectives is the defense ofvictims ofhuman rights violationsin Saudi Arabia, and after correspondence with legal parties, a legal analysis for the judicial rulingand documentsertaining to the case of Ali Al-Nimr was undertaken. The legal analysis found shocking flaws related to the procedural aspects of detention, ... Read More »

Despite deeply flawed trials, pro-government media sources increase fears surrounding Saudi’s plan to execute activists


لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا ESOHR would like to bring urgent attention to the deliberate and strategic media campaign to publish news on the imminent mass execution of over 50 individuals in Saudi Arabia. Since the 20th November several Saudi sources close to the government published news of a mass execution. Initial articles were published by pro-government media Okaz, Al-Riyadh, Al-Jazeera ... Read More »

Ali Al-Nimr, Sheikh Al-Nimr and 50 other prisoners at risk as Saudi announces an imminent mass execution

صورة الشيخ نمر علي النمر

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا ESOHR are deeply concerned following reports from several Saudi media sources that a mass execution of 52 people will take place in the coming days. Several indicators suggest that Ali Al-Nimr and two other minors Dawud Al-Marhon, Abdullah Al-Zaher, the prominent human rights activists Sheikh Nimr Al-Nimr and three other young men Ali Al-Rebh, Mohammed Al-Shyoukh ... Read More »

The Saudi judiciary has ruled to behead Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayyadby sworddueto ideological differences


لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR) expresses deep concern over the continuation of the Saudi judiciary to issue death sentences based on charges of freedom of opinion and expression. In a new provision, Abha court sentenced Palestinian poet and artist Ashraf Abdel Satar Fayyad to death on 17th November 2015. Fayyad, was born in ... Read More »

Torture (Medically) and Suffer of the Prisoner of Conscience Sheikh AlNimer Due to Deliberate Medical Negligence


لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR) is concerned about the health condition of the prisoner of conscience Sheikh AlNemer due to the medical negligence since the first day of his arrest on July 8, 2012. The Saudi government has not committed to provide the medical care for Sheikh AlNemer, as he was shot four ... Read More »

31 months on: The continued detention of Al-Hamid & Al-Qahtani following their calls for reform

القحطاني والحامد

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR)expresses condemnation regarding the Saudi governments continued detention of Dr. Mohammad Fahad Al-Qahtani and Dr.Abdullah Hamed Al-Hamed, for more than31 months, following their demands for political reform and civil rights. Dr.Al-Qahtani, 49, holds a doctor at ein economics, and Dr. Al-Hamed, 67, holds a doctorate in Arabic language, both ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia doubled rate of it’s use of the death penalty in 2015

صورة إعدام البرماوية

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا 2015 saw a sharp rise in the number of death sentences carried out in Saudi Arabia, which since the beginning of 2015, has reached one hundred and fifty (152) executions ( Number correct up until 9th November 2015), at a rate of an execution every two days. The data indicates that many of these cases were ... Read More »

After more than 100 days in detention, Zuhair Kutubi is being referred to a terrorist court based on his political views and demands for reforms


لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Saudi EuropeanOrganization for Human Rights (ESOHR) expresses its deep concern over the Saudi authorities arrest of the writer and journalist Zuhair kutubi and subsequent detention for more than three months, in bad prison conditions, which is having an adverse effect on his health. Kutubi, 62, was arrested on 15th July 2015, after he called for ... Read More »

ADHRB, ESOHR Call on King Salman To Stay Imminent Execution of Human Rights Activist


لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا More than a year since a Saudi Arabian court sentenced leading opposition activist Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr to death, authorities announced that his appeal has been refused and his death sentence upheld. Sheikh al-Nimr’s family and lawyer reported on Saturday that both the Court of Appeals and the Saudi Supreme Court endorsed al-Nimr’s sentence, and sent ... Read More »