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The first half of 2018: High execution rates show false promises of the Saudi crown prince

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Since the beginning of 2018 and up until the end of June 2018, the Saudi government has implemented 52 death sentences; none of which were sentenced in public trials or observed by independent civil society organisations or free media. Limited details available via official media about executions carried out in 2018 indicate that Saudi Arabia is …

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In 13 years Saudi Arabia deprived 504 foreigners of the right to life through beheading after unfair sentences, violating international law

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Foreigners residing in Saudi Arabia suffer from a number of violations including the sponsorship system, or violations caused by the judiciary, as in general, beheading based on judicial sentences lack fair conditions. According to the European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights statistics, Saudi Arabia has executed 1286 individual including 504 foreigners, during the last 13 years, …

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Arrest, harsh treatment and concerns of torturing elders in Saudi Arabia: violations coinciding with the world day of awareness on elder abuse

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Elders in Saudi Arabia suffer from different kinds of abuse like poverty and lack of the needed health care. Adding that the Saudi government practices arbitrary detentions against elderly people, subjects them to harsh and bad detention circumstances, deprives them from their rights, gives them unfair trialsand uses the official media to insult and discredit them. …

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Crackdown on Saudi women human rights defenders sets off alarms, Over 30 human rights groups call for their immediate release

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The undersigned human rights groups call on the Saudi authorities to immediately and unconditionally release all human rights defenders arrested in the past two weeks who were detained solely for their support of women’s rights or other peaceful human rights work in Saudi Arabia. We further call on the authorities to immediately reveal their whereabouts, allow …

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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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