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After more than 100 days in detention, Zuhair Kutubi is being referred to a terrorist court based on his political views and demands for reforms

The Saudi EuropeanOrganization for Human Rights (ESOHR) expresses its deep concern over the Saudi authorities arrest of the writer and journalist Zuhair kutubi and subsequent detention for more than three months, in bad prison conditions, which is having an adverse effect on his health. Kutubi, 62, was arrested on 15th July 2015, after he called for political reforms, including the ...

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ADHRB, ESOHR Call on King Salman To Stay Imminent Execution of Human Rights Activist

More than a year since a Saudi Arabian court sentenced leading opposition activist Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr to death, authorities announced that his appeal has been refused and his death sentence upheld. Sheikh al-Nimr’s family and lawyer reported on Saturday that both the Court of Appeals and the Saudi Supreme Court endorsed al-Nimr’s sentence, and sent his death sentence to ...

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Tweeter Abdulaziz Al-Sonaidi receives aneight yearprison sentence andfineof $13000 by Saudi Arabia for his tweetson human rights

The European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR)expresses its concern at the deterioration of the right to freedom of expression in Saudi Arabia.On the 13th October 2015, a Criminal Court sentenced Abdul Aziz Abdul Latif Al-Sonaidi, aged 45, to an eight year prison sentence, an eight year travel ban and a fine of 50 thousand riyals (equivalent to $ 13.333). ...

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Abdullah Al-Zaher…a Saudi citizen. Despite being arrested as a child, Saudi Arabia is set to kill him after prosecutors demanded crucifixion

In September 2015 the death sentence issued against Abdullah AL-Zaher (who was arrested when he was a childaged 15 years), was endorsed by the appeals and high court, and his case file was sent to the ministry of interior for implementation after it was approved on 5thOctober2015. He was then suddenly transferred from the General Directorate prison in Dammam investigation ...

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After 20 months of an unfair trial, the death penalty awaits Ali al-Nimr at any moment.

We, the undersigned Saudi organisations, wish to express our deep concern regarding Saudi Arabia’s unfair judicial proceeding pertaining to the death sentence issued to Ali Al-Nimr, who has been detained since February 14, 2012 and who is currently detained in Dammam prison of investigation. Ali Al-Nimr was violently arrested at the age of 17 years, in which he was run ...

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Education in Saudi Arabia: A lack of basic safety procedures and requirements leads to a widening gap between school education and the standards of International Education.

With reference to the basic principles of education approved by the United Nations in a series of articles on education, and on the basis of responsibilities that fall on respective countries, The Saudi European Organization for Human Rights,confirms that schools in Saudi Arabia at primary, intermediate and secondary level do not meet the basic principles adopted. Many of the schools, ...

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After unfair trials there is growing concerns for the lives of seven people sentenced to death 15 months ago

The Saudi European Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR) express their deep concern regarding the fate of seven individuals on death row in Saudi Arabia, whosecharges are related to the demonstration that began in Saudi Arabia in February 2011. The trials of these seven are subject to due process concerns as many conditions that guarantee a fair trial were absent. The ...

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Detainedin Saudi Arabiaon charges of drug trafficking: (Abu al-Khair) after an unfair trial faces the danger of death

In the 18th of May 2014, the Saudi Frontier Corps, arrested Hussein Abu Al-Khair who has Jordanian citizenship (June 1965). Abu Al-Khair, travelled to Saudi Arabia, coming from Aqaba (a Jordanian city), where he was stopped in the Al-Hakel province, on the charge of possession of narcotics pills in his car. The arrest of Abu Al-Khair comprised many legal abuses, ...

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Saudi Arabia: Arbitrary arrests and illegal provisions against volunteers who protected areas exposed toterrorist threats

The Saudi European Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR) would like to express their concern about a series of arbitrary arrests and judicial decisions taken by the Saudi government with regards to a number of citizens who volunteeredas part of local civil protection missions. ESOHR wishes to highlight that the criminal court in Dammam, sentenced four citizens from the city of ...

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As Retaliation for His Refusal to Spy on Activists, Saudi Judicial System Sentenced to death the minor Dawood AlMarhoon

The European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR) is deeply concerned about the fate of the prisoner Dawood Hussain Almarhoon, detained in the General Investigation Directorate’s prison. He was arrested on 23/05/2012, was a minor at that time only 17 years old, and preliminary sentenced to death on 27/10/2014 in the eighth session of his trial. It lacked the principles ...

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