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ADHRB and ESOHR Condemn Saudi Arabia’s Arrest of Samar Badawi and Naseema Alsada

On 30 July, Saudi officials arrested prominent human rights defenders and women’s rights activists Samar Badawi and Naseema Alsada. Their arrests were overseen by the Presidency of State Security, Saudi Arabia’s domestic security and intelligence service and a body complicit in numerous human rights abuses, and they signal that the Saudi government remains intent on silencing critical voices and activists. …

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Prominent Saudi Human Rights Defender, Noha Al-Balawi is Arbitrarily Detained, Despite Claims of ‘Reforms’

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Amidst a fanfare of apparent ‘reforms’by the Saudi government, comes news of the arbitrary arrest and detention of prominent Saudi female human rights defender, Noha Al- Balawi, who became known for her outspoken activism via social media and widely circulated video clips. Noha was arbitrarily arrested by the Saudi authorities on Tuesday 23rd January 2018, and …

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Naimah Almatrod: Saudi Arabia uses counter-terror law to unfairly sentence human rights defender to six years in prison for her peaceful activism

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Saudi authorities have used a counter-terror law and the Specialized Criminal Court (SCC) to unfairly sentence rights defender, Naimah Abdullah Almatrod, to a six-year prison term followed by a six-year travel ban for her peaceful role in defending human rights in Saudi Arabia. Naimah Almatrod, 43, is a prominent human rights defender, who had spent …

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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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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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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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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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