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Days after the UN Statement about the Deterioration of Freedom of Expression in Saudi Arabia,Mr. Zuhair Kutbi gets 4-year in Jail and 15-year writing Ban

The Specialized Criminal Court (SCC) has sentenced the journalist and writer Mr. Zuhair Kutbi for 4-year and 2-year suspended sentence, 5-year travel ban, 15-year writing ban plus a fine of one hundred thousand riyals ($37,500). Mr. Kutbi, 62 years old, was arrested on July 15th of 2015 after a TV interview where he called for political reforms, including a constitutional ...

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Awaiting execution: Abdullah Al-Zaher, arrested age 15, receives a secret prison transfer and incommunicado detention

ESOHR would like to express their deep concern regarding the sudden transfer of youngest activist on death row Abdullah Al-Zaher’s, to Aseer prison which located in the southern region of Saudi Arabia where he is being held incommunicado. This secret transfer is particularly concerning for several reasons: ·         Singled out: Abdullah is one of 6 other youth sentenced to death ...

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INDEPENDENT EXPERT LEGAL ANALYSIS OF THE ALI AL-NIMR CASE DEEMS THE JUDGEMENT TO BE UNFOUNDED AND THE JUDGE INCOMPETENT

Within the framework of theEuropean Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR) objectives is the defense ofvictims ofhuman rights violationsin Saudi Arabia, and after correspondence with legal parties, a legal analysis for the judicial rulingand documentsertaining to the case of Ali Al-Nimr was undertaken. The legal analysis found shocking flaws related to the procedural aspects of detention, trial and sentencing, as ...

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Despite deeply flawed trials, pro-government media sources increase fears surrounding Saudi’s plan to execute activists

ESOHR would like to bring urgent attention to the deliberate and strategic media campaign to publish news on the imminent mass execution of over 50 individuals in Saudi Arabia. Since the 20th November several Saudi sources close to the government published news of a mass execution. Initial articles were published by pro-government media Okaz, Al-Riyadh, Al-Jazeera (some have since been ...

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