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Ali Al-Nimr, Sheikh Al-Nimr and 50 other prisoners at risk as Saudi announces an imminent mass execution

ESOHR are deeply concerned following reports from several Saudi media sources that a mass execution of 52 people will take place in the coming days. Several indicators suggest that Ali Al-Nimr and two other minors Dawud Al-Marhon, Abdullah Al-Zaher, the prominent human rights activists Sheikh Nimr Al-Nimr and three other young men Ali Al-Rebh, Mohammed Al-Shyoukh and Mohammed Al-Suwaimil will ...

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The Saudi judiciary has ruled to behead Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayyadby sworddueto ideological differences

The European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR) expresses deep concern over the continuation of the Saudi judiciary to issue death sentences based on charges of freedom of opinion and expression. In a new provision, Abha court sentenced Palestinian poet and artist Ashraf Abdel Satar Fayyad to death on 17th November 2015. Fayyad, was born in Saudi Arabia (15th July ...

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31 months on: The continued detention of Al-Hamid & Al-Qahtani following their calls for reform

The European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR)expresses condemnation regarding the Saudi governments continued detention of Dr. Mohammad Fahad Al-Qahtani and Dr.Abdullah Hamed Al-Hamed, for more than31 months, following their demands for political reform and civil rights. Dr.Al-Qahtani, 49, holds a doctor at ein economics, and Dr. Al-Hamed, 67, holds a doctorate in Arabic language, both of whom are amongst ...

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Torture (Medically) and Suffer of the Prisoner of Conscience Sheikh AlNimer Due to Deliberate Medical Negligence

The European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR) is concerned about the health condition of the prisoner of conscience Sheikh AlNemer due to the medical negligence since the first day of his arrest on July 8, 2012. The Saudi government has not committed to provide the medical care for Sheikh AlNemer, as he was shot four bullets in the left ...

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A Legal Evaluation of ‘The Saudi Penal Law for Crimes of Terrorism and its Financing’: Human Rights Violations under the Pretext of Combating Terrorism

Based on numerous human rights reports, it has been confirmed that the antiterrorism laws that were passed in Saudi Arabia in February 2014 have been used against political opposition leaders and human rights defenders, according to a legal evaluation published by Professor Michael A. Newtonen titled ‘The Penal Law for Crimes of Terrorism and its Financing’. This report is based ...

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Saudi Arabia doubled rate of it’s use of the death penalty in 2015

2015 saw a sharp rise in the number of death sentences carried out in Saudi Arabia, which since the beginning of 2015, has reached one hundred and fifty (152) executions ( Number correct up until 9th November 2015), at a rate of an execution every two days. The data indicates that many of these cases were based on non-violent crimes, ...

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