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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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Saudi Arabia: Two months imprisonment and 60 lashes for citizen Bu Saleh for Practicing congregational prayers from his home

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا As part of Saudi Arabia’s continuous use of religious discriminatory policies, the government detained citizen Zuhair Hussein Bu Saleh on 2 July 2018, in order to implement a prior sentence of imprisonment and lashes issued against him for practicing his right to worship. The court issued a sentence of two months imprisonment and sixty lashes against …

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Saudi Arabia: Torture under king Salman’s watch

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Although more than 20 years have passed since Saudi Arabia acceded to the UN Convention against Torture (UN CAT)  in 1997, Saudi Arabia has failed to ensure adequate awareness, implementation and education with regard to its ratification of the torture convention, in accordance with article 10 which states “Each State Party shall ensure that education and information …

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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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