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Deprivation of nationality in Saudi Arabia: a quarter of a million people, and a suffering for nearly half a century

Click here to download PDF report   Today, nearly 250 thousand inhabitants reside in Saudi Arabia without nationalities, and as a result, they are suffering from various forms of deprivation and complexity, where the fundamental rights in the contemporary world have become related to the nature of the legal status which takes several forms from one country to another. The ...

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In the 1st session of the trial of 32 accused of spying for Iran, the prosecution called for the execution of 25 amidst lack of principles of fair trials

The feasibility of the trial of 32 detainees accused by Saudi Arabia of spying for Iran, was dramatically decreased after the media campaign carried out by the Saudi press with the beginning of the first session of their trail on 21st February 2016, in which the public prosecutor called for the execution of 25 of them. They are: Salem Abdullah ...

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After arbitrary detention and enforced disappearance, Makki al-Orayedh was killed in police station and signs of torture were seen on his body

On Friday, March 4, 2016, the young man Makki al-Orayedh’s family went to the police station to ask about their son two days after his disappearance, and was surprised by his death. Makki, a 25 years old young man was a handball player at a local club. On Wednesday, March 2, 2016, he went out in his car to search ...

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Saudi Arabia systemically continues to carry out executions which lack minimum conditions of fair trials and official news about the execution of 4 unidentified prisoners

Saudi news media reported that Saudi Arabia determines to perform executions against four prisoners. This news confirms that the execution of 47 prisoners by the Saudi authorities in January 2, 2016, was not just a fleeting violation, but it is a systematic approach, comprising many indications which raise serious concerns over the reality and the future of the human rights ...

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In concurrence with holding the 31th session of the UNHRC, Saudi Organizations comments on the ignorance and full deception practiced against the civil society

With the start of the 31th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) held in Geneva, and in the light of ignorance and full deception practiced by the Saudi authorities against the civil society in Saudi Arabia, each of the Saudi Organization for Rights and Freedoms, the Saudi European Organization for Human Rights, Advocating for Human Rights in ...

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55 Detainees are facing death sentences in Saudi Arabia, including Children, protesters and opinion makers

According to the latest update issued by the European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights (ESOHR) on the cases of those condemned to death in Saudi Arabia, 55 prisoners are facing death sentences. The vast majority of them were not convicted with charges that are classified as serious crimes. The Organization also observed that some of them were subjected to systematic ...

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