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Saudi Government: Arbitrary and Systematic Policy to Detain and Conceal Bodies and Deny Victim’s Families Burial of their Relatives

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The murder of Jamal Khashoggi may raise the number of detained and missing bodies to 32 The body of journalist Jamal Khashoggi – whom Saudi Arabia has acknowledged was killed in its consulate in Turkey after he entered it on October 2, 2018 – may be added to a long list of bodies detained by the Saudi …

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Public prosecution calls for further beheadings, including execution of Sheikh Salman Al-Ouda, in unjust trial

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Saudi Arabia’s Public Prosecution, which reports directly to King Salman, continues to demand horrific punishments for Sheikh Salman Al-Ouda. On September 4, 2018, the prosecution called for his execution during the first session of an unjust trial, which is the first in a series of trials following a wave of arrests in September 2017. The state …

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51 Prisoner in Saudi Arabia are awaiting execution

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا As part of the European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR) follow-up of detainees cases who are facing death sentences in the kingdom, the organization has documented and monitored the situation of 51 detainees who have death penalty judgements which are at various stages. ESOHR obtained confirmed information about some victims as well as official court …

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IN A PRECEDENT, THE SAUDI PROSECUTION CALLS FOR THE BEHEADING OF FEMALE HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER ISRAA AL-GHOMGHAM

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Shocking news has emerged regarding the Saudi public prosecution calling for the death penalty sentence against female human rights defender, which is a dangerous precedent, as it will be the first time that the death penalty sentence has been demanded against a female activist. Israa Al- Ghomgham, a well known female human rights defender from Qatif, …

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Saudi Arabia: remains wedded to the cult of execution

The Death Penalty Annual Report 2017 Click here to read PDF report Introduction 2017 was a very volatile year for the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with widespread economic and political changes, which have been labelled by the Saudi government as ‘reforms’.  However, despite the promise of reforms, Saudi Arabia’s poor human rights record continues to plunge into deeper crisis with …

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Misguided Allegations in the Saudi response on Canada’s stance demanding the release of the Activists

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights (ESOHR) followed the comment of the Saudi Foreign Ministry on the Canadian stance in which the latter expressed its concern toward the detentions of activists of civil society and women’s rights. (ESOHR) noticed many fallacies in the Saudi response. We, in (ESOHR), believe that this statement is a part …

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ADHRB and ESOHR Condemn Saudi Arabia’s Arrest of Samar Badawi and Naseema Alsada

On 30 July, Saudi officials arrested prominent human rights defenders and women’s rights activists Samar Badawi and Naseema Alsada. Their arrests were overseen by the Presidency of State Security, Saudi Arabia’s domestic security and intelligence service and a body complicit in numerous human rights abuses, and they signal that the Saudi government remains intent on silencing critical voices and activists. …

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Saudi Arabia is carrying out new execution series 3 months after empty promises made by the crown prince

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On July 17th 2017, Saudi Arabia beheaded seven individuals whom accused with murder, helping in carrying out murders and drugs smuggling. This number of executions considers as the highest figure implemented in one day since the crown prince Mohamad Bin Salman declared on the last April that he will decrease executions to the maximum extent possible; …

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The two female human rights defenders Nouf&Miaa joined the crown prince’s (reform) victims

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On June 6th 2018, the Saudi government arrested the female human rights defender Nouf Abdul Aziz Aldusari. Her arrest was carried out after the security forces raided her house and was taken to unknown place, as the information referred. Nouf  had expected her arrest, as she asked to publish a letter in case something happened to …

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Saudi Arabia sentences human rights defender Sheikh Al-Habib to seven years imprisonment for demanding human rights and criticizing official hate speech

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The various forms of political repressions led by Saudi Arabia government against human rights defenders have been noticeably increasing since King Salman was appointed as the King of Saudi Arabia. For one, on January 4, 2018t the human rights activist Sheikh Mohammed Hassan Al-Habib was sentenced to seven years in prison by The Specialized Criminal Court …

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