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Saudi has begun targeting dissidents families: Arbitrary detention of elderly mother Aida al-Ghamidi because of her son’s political activity

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Unprecedentedly, Saudi government detained a political activist’s mother, on March 26, 2018. The arrested the political refugee’s mother Abdullah Al Ghamidi who is currently living in Britain, came after the Saudi Arabia forces raided her house in Jeddah city. Abdullah’s mother, Mrs. Aida Al Ghamidi, an elderly woman, was detained with her son from their house …

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Abdullah al-Zaher Spends another Birthday on Death Row in Saudi Arabia

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Abdullah Hasan al-Zaher turns 22 today – his 7th birthday spent in prison, and his fourth birthday spent on death row after he was arrested in 2012 because of his participation in a peaceful protest. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and the European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights (ESOHR) call on the …

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Mothers in Saudi Arabia on Mother’s Day, demanding to halt the sword of death from children

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Today, mothers of seven children that imminent execution risk in Saudi Arabia issued a statement on the occasion of Mother’s Day in the Arab region on 21 March 2018. The seven mothers are Nasra Abdullah Al Ahmad, the mother of Ali Al Nimr, Amna Mohammed Al Safar, the mother of Dawood Al Marhoun, Fatima Hassan Al …

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Two Months into 2018: A Rise in beheadings by 167% in Saudi Arabia. Higher than the Monthly Average

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا During the first two months of 2018, the Saudi government beheaded 32 individuals, 15 of whom were non-Saudi, from Pakistan, Egypt, Nigeria, Jordan and Lebanon, in addition to a stateless “Bedoun”. Saudi Arabia has been named as one of three countries who bear responsibility for 87% of all world death sentences. This was confirmed by Secretary …

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An execution could be carried out by Saudi Arabia at any time against the businessman Abbas al-Hassan based on charges extracted under torture and a flawed trial

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Beside 14 other detainees, death penalty is threatening the life of the Saudi businessman Abbas Al Hassan, after the Supreme Court approved its verdicts in July 2017, along with 11 other defendants. On June 2nd, 2013, 28 individuals were detained during a mass arrest, which Saudi government later said, they were charged for spying in favor …

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Ali Al-Nimr: Six Years Between the Sword and Freedom

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا February 14th marks the sixth year since Arab spring protester Ali Al-Nimr, (currently on death row), was violently arrested in his hometown of Qatif, in connection with his participation in popular protests in the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia. Despite Ali being a minor at the time of his arrest, in 2012 he was violently run …

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Prominent Saudi Human Rights Defender, Noha Al-Balawi is Arbitrarily Detained, Despite Claims of ‘Reforms’

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Amidst a fanfare of apparent ‘reforms’by the Saudi government, comes news of the arbitrary arrest and detention of prominent Saudi female human rights defender, Noha Al- Balawi, who became known for her outspoken activism via social media and widely circulated video clips. Noha was arbitrarily arrested by the Saudi authorities on Tuesday 23rd January 2018, and …

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A persistent policy of executions using torture based confessions: 12 prisoners at risk of imminent execution by Saudi Arabia, on charges of espionage for Iran

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Twelve individuals have recently had their death sentences validated by the Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia in December 2017. Salem Alomari – Mohammed Attiya – Abass Al-hassan – Mohammed Ashur – Taleb Alharbi – Hussein Alhamidi – Hussein Alabood – Taher Alharbi – Ali Alashur – Yousif Alharbi – Ali Almehna and Abdullah Alkhamis, are all …

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NEW EVIDENCE: Shocking Legal Analysis of Executed Saudi Protestor Mohammed AlShioukh Shows “Grave Miscarriage of Justice”

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Click here to read a legal analysis Two years ago in January 2016, Saudi Arabia violently executed protestor Mohammed Faisal AlShioukh, who participated in Arab spring protests.  The European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights (ESOHR) has obtained new evidence regarding the unlawfulness of Saudi Arabia’s violent death sentences against Arab spring protestor’s. Recently, an international law …

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Naimah Almatrod: Saudi Arabia uses counter-terror law to unfairly sentence human rights defender to six years in prison for her peaceful activism

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Saudi authorities have used a counter-terror law and the Specialized Criminal Court (SCC) to unfairly sentence rights defender, Naimah Abdullah Almatrod, to a six-year prison term followed by a six-year travel ban for her peaceful role in defending human rights in Saudi Arabia. Naimah Almatrod, 43, is a prominent human rights defender, who had spent …

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