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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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Saudi Arabia is leading a military operation in Awamiyah, terrorizing tens of thousands of civilians and opposing the United Nations demand of protecting the traditional Mosawara neighborhood

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia raided the city of Awamiyah at 3:40 am on Wednesday, 10 May 2017,  placing the city under siege by closing most of its outlets. The raid was carried out by a large number of heavily armed armored and military vehicles, accompanied by equipment to demolish the  heritage Mosawara. While Saudi Arabia …

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The fierce assault against activists continues: The Saudi government summons Samar Badawi

On Monday 13th February 2017, Saudi Arabia’s Bureau of Investigation and Prosecution (BIP) in Jeddah summoned the human rights defender Samar Badawi for investigation on Wednesday 15th February at 10 o’clock. They did not inform her of the reason for the call. The summons before the BIP, a body which is overseen by the interior minister and Crown Prince Mohammed …

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Saudi Arabia employs the term “supporting terrorism” in a flawed trial of a human rights defender Naimah Almatrod

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا In the context of the intensified and escalating crackdown against activists and human rights defenders, Saudi Arabia continues to pursue various methods of intimidation that have become a consistent behavior in dealing with dissent, such as the recent investigation with human rights defender Samar Badawi on 15 February 2017. In addition to this is the arrest …

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Saudi Arabia ends March 2017 with grave violations in Qatif and Awamiya under the pretext of pursuing wanted persons

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The government of Saudi Arabia, represented by the Ministry of the Interior, headed by Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Nayef, is committing serious violations of international laws during raids carried out by armored vehicles. The organization has documented some of them in the past, including a raid on 20 December 2014 executing extrajudicial Killing of five citizens, …

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