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Saudi Arabia moves youngest political prisoner to Mabahith prison raising fears of torture

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Saudi authorities have moved the juvenile Murtaja al-Qureyrees to the ill-reputed General Directorate Investigations (GDI, also known as al-Mabahith) prison in al-Dammam, where prisoners are taken to be tortured and ill-treated. This move on 25 May came during the month of Ramadan when the authorities typically pardon and release prisoners, andafter the authoritieshad stated that …

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From The Human Rights Council in Geneva: Fears for Saudi Civil Society due to arbitrary arrests and political executions

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Human Rights Organisations raised concerns regarding the continued illegal practice of arbitrary detentionby some states, such as Saudi Arabia. During an oral intervention from Zena AlEsia (a researcher representing ESOHR), a statement was presented withNGO Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), at the Human Council in Geneva during its 33rd session on Thursday …

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Saudi Arabia employs the term “supporting terrorism” in a flawed trial of a human rights defender Naimah Almatrod

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا In the context of the intensified and escalating crackdown against activists and human rights defenders, Saudi Arabia continues to pursue various methods of intimidation that have become a consistent behavior in dealing with dissent, such as the recent investigation with human rights defender Samar Badawi on 15 February 2017. In addition to this is the arrest …

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Saudi Arabia Arbitrary Detains Sheikh Al Habib Who is Human Rights defender and Sends him to a Court Specified for Terrorism Cases

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا October 28, 2016:Concurrently with Saudi Arabia’s re-election for membership in the UN Human Rights Council(HRC)(which extends till 2019), the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia started the trial of Sheikh Mohammed al Habib, human rights defender. July 8, 2016: Sheikh Mohammed Al Habib (born in November 6th,1964) was heading to Kuwait through the land border Al Khafji (Saudi-Kuwaiti …

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Saudi Arabia turning down the release for a political activist was arrested because of his determined to demonstrate support to Palestine instead the end of his 8 years judgment

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Wednesday 5 Oct 2016 the government should release the detainee and the political activist Khaled Sulaiman Al Omair, but until writing this report he is still arrested. Al Omair arrested because he wants to demonstrate supporting to Palestine issue, 1 Sep 2009 the judgment issued him by 8 years, while the Saudi Arabia depending on Al …

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The apprehension of a citizen who criticised in front of the crown prince the performance of the Saudi government in dealing with terrorism continues since 5 months

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Through the course of The Saudi government’s vengeful exercises from those who demand social justice and Human rights defenders, the saudi government continues to apprehend citizen Mohammad Al Abeed, apparently as a revenge from a short discussion he had with The Saudi crown prince and minister of internal affairs Mohammad Ben Nayef. Al Abeed (October 12, …

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More than two years of detaining Abdulaziz Al-Ghamdi, confirms the Saudi Arabia’s disregard for the freedoms of citizens and the local and international laws

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Saudi Authorities continues its arbitrary detention against the human right defender, Abdulaziz Al-Ghamdi (41 years), since more than two years without any charge and without giving a legal justification for detaining him for this long period while he has not been charged or brought before a judge. Al-Ghamdi, in accordance to the deteriorating environment in …

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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

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا 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 …

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Despite international outrage, Saudi Arabia maintains it’s insistence that poet Fayadh remains classified as a criminal

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا After 11 weeks since his death penalty sentence was issued for Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh, the General Court in Abha issued the final appeal verdict. On the 2nd of February 2016, the Court issued a new decision to commutethe death sentence to a lesser sentence of eight years imprisonment,, 800 lashes (to be delievered as 50 …

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The recent arrest of two female activists Israa Ghamgam and Samar Badawi, signalsa serious deterioration freedom of expression andthe dignity of womenin Saudi Arabia

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On Tuesday 12th January 2016, the Saudi authorities arrested human rights defender Samar Badawi on the basis of her human rights activities, which Saudi Arabia still considers iscrime that is worthy of a trial in the Specialized Criminal Court, a court which is being usedto try both the terrorists and human rights defenders, based on the …

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