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Seven UN Rapporteurs Urge Saudi Arabia to Halt Executions threating lives of Abbas Al Hassan & others for Spying

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا UN experts showed their concern over the imminent execution threat of the detainee Abbas Al Hassan after being charged of spying for Iran, financing terrorism and spreading the Shia faith. The UN experts also called upon the Saudi government to annul the death penalty. Seven United Nations rapporteurs issued a statement and called upon Saudi Arabia …

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Ireland before HRC: We are Deeply Concerned by Saudi Arabia’s Continuous Use of Death Penalty

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا In a speech before the human rights council (HRC) at its thirty-seventh session on 14 March 2018, Mr. Michael Gaffey, the Ambassador of Ireland at the UN reaffirmed that Ireland stands against the death penalty in all circumstances. The ambassador further highlighted that Ireland expresses its deep concern regarding the Saudi Arabia’s ongoing use of the …

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Norway is concerned about the serious situation of human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Kingdom of Norway has expressed its concern regarding the serious situation of human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia. In his speech before the human rights council (HRC) at its thirty-seventh session on 14 March 2018, Mr. Hans Brattskar, the Ambassador of Norway stated that the prosecution of journalists and human rights defenders was unacceptable and …

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To the HRC: Iceland describes the Saudi War on Yemen as “Stupid”

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Iceland described the ongoing war in Yemen as a “stupid war” and a human disaster, calling on all the participating parties, including Saudi Arabia, to bear responsibility by responding to international demands for a ceasefire and working towards peacemaking. In his speech before the human rights council (HRC) on March 14th 2018, Mr. Harald Aspelund, the …

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Australia Raises its Concern over the Continuation of Execution of Children by Saudi Arabia

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا In the Human Rights Council, Australia raised its concern over the continuous implementation of death penalty by Saudi Arabia against  juveniles at the time of the alleged offence, and considered that in the context of  the violations of International laws. The statement that was presented on March 8, 2017 by the representative of the Australian Embassy in the UN …

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An International law expert issued a legal analysis of the issue of Issa Al-Nkhaiffi and confirms that it is a violation under the slogan of antiterrorism

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Click here to read a legal analysis of the issue of Issa Al-Nkhaiffi A legal analysis that prepared by the international lawyer expert “Arthur Traldi”, has confirmed and raised serious concerns about the manner that used by Saudi Arabia authority while using the “anti-terrorism laws”, in prosecuting human rights defenders and political opponents. The analysis was done …

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Muzzling dissent: Saudi Arabia’s efforts to choke civil society

Amnesty, 9 Oct. 2014: Peaceful human rights activists have been routinely harassed, rounded up like criminals and often ill-treated in detention as the Saudi Arabian authorities go to extreme lengths to hound critics into silent submission, said Amnesty International in a campaign briefing published today. Saudi Arabia’s ACPRA: How the Kingdom silences its human rights activists profiles 11 members of the …

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UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association put Saudi Arabia at the forefront of the scene of exercising religious and political fundamentalism

In the framework of the 32nd Session of the Human Rights Council, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedoms of peaceful assembly and of association, Maina Kiai, published a report in which he focused on fundamentalism and extremism which threaten the right of individuals to peaceful gathering and association. The report which was issued in (7 June 2016), …

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Saudi Arabia systemically continues to carry out executions which lack minimum conditions of fair trials and official news about the execution of 4 unidentified prisoners

Saudi news media reported that Saudi Arabia determines to perform executions against four prisoners. This news confirms that the execution of 47 prisoners by the Saudi authorities in January 2, 2016, was not just a fleeting violation, but it is a systematic approach, comprising many indications which raise serious concerns over the reality and the future of the human rights …

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Saudi Arabia: King’s Reform Agenda Unfulfilled

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا (Beirut) – King Abdullah’s reign brought about marginal advances for women but failed to secure the fundamental rights of Saudi citizens to free expression, association, and assembly. Abdullah’s successor, King Salman, should halt persecution of peaceful dissidents and religious minorities, end pervasive discrimination against women, and ensure greater protections for migrant workers. Over King Abdullah’s nine-and-a-half …

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