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Saudi Arabia Arbitrarily Detains Nawaf Al Rashid and Deprives him of his Legal Rights

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On May 12th 2018, the Kuwaiti government handed over poet Nawaf Talal Al Rashid to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, during his visit to Kuwait from Qatar. Al Rashid, who has both Saudi and  Qatari nationality,  left Saudi Arabia with his family almost 20 years ago. Nawaf had left his home in Qatar, for a visit …

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Amidst a Series of Arbitrary Arrests: Saudi Arrests Prominent Womens Rights Activists and Human Rights Lawyer, Amongst Others

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On 17 May 2018, the Government of Saudi Arabia launched a series of arbitrary arrests of activists. In light of the difficulty in accessing all the names of detainees, due to fears surrounding the circulation of news of arbitrary arrests which were conducted under intimidation of the government, the information indicates that the names of detainees …

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Four years after the arrest of Alaa Brinji for expressing his opinion: Saudi Arabia remains a prison for journalists

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Click here to read PDF report As of May 14, 2018, Saudi journalist Alaa Brinji has spent four years behind bars for expressing his opinion, advocating for human rights, and challenging rights violations. Brinji, who used to write for Al-Bilad, Al-Sharq and Okaz newspapers, is one of Saudi Arabia’s best-known journalists.  His arrest was accompanied by …

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Kill them Children: A new dangerous governmental Saudi justification for legalizing children’s Beheading

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا In a dangerous progress related to the fate of a number of threatened children of being beheading, Saudi Arabia submitted on December 13th, 2017, a worrying response to the UN about specifying a loose definition of a child age which contradicts the Conviction on the Rights of the Child. It said that what specify the legal …

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Saudi Arabia on World Press Freedom Day: Laws & Policies Legalize the Systemic Violation Of Press Freedom

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا While the word is celebrating the World Press Freedom Day, on May 3, 2018, press pioneers in Saudi Arabia are behind the bars and in the courtroom dedicated to terrorism for their desire of practicing freedom. It opened up the issue of “The Balance of Power: Media, Justice & the Rule of Law”, the UN underscored …

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Torture of a Detainee by Electrocution at GDI prison overseen by Saudi King Salman

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Saudi Arabia continues practicing torture widely through the State security presidential system, where there is no opportunity to question or bring torturers to account, as the State security presidential system is directly linked, to the prime minister who is, currently, the Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz. The State security presidential system was established under a …

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Cinema Opening in Saudi Arabia Coincided with the 47th beheading in 2018

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا As local and international media celebrated the opening of Saudi Arabia’s first ever cinema, the Kingdom carried out the 47th execution of 2018 by beheading. On April 18 2018, the Saudi government opened the country’s first cinema in 30 years at the King Abdullah Financial Centre in the capital, Riyadh. The Minister of Culture and Information …

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UN Rapporteur on HUman rights defenders: Dangerous Practices Of Saudi Arabia To Silence Rights Defenders Despite Its Membership In HRC

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Mr. Michel Forst, The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, criticized Saudi Arabia’s practices with the UN mechanism regarding the arguments presented to justify its incompatible practices against human rights defenders with the international standards. In his annual report issued on the sidelines of the 37th session of HRC ( February 26th -March …

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UN commitee expresses its Concerns from the Saudi Violation of Human Rights and practicing Discrimination against them: Recommendations to adjust legislations, protect women and to enhance Women Human Rights Defenders’ Role

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On March 9th, 2018 the CEDAW Committee submitted its concluding recommendations to the Saudi Kingdom, after considering the two periodic reports the third and the fourth which were submitted by the Saudi delegation under its ratification of the Convention in September 2000. The ESOHR welcomes the recommendations submitted by the Committee to Saudi Arabia based on …

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Saudi Arabia ends the first quarter of 2018 with a 72% rise in Beheadings, in comparison to 2017

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Concurrently with the world tour of the Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, the Saudi government ended the first quarter of 2018 with a 72%  rise in beheadings, in  comparison with 2017 statistics. During the first three months of 2018 a total of 39 accused persons were executed; 21 of whom are Saudi, whilst 18 others are …

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