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Abdullah al-Zaher Spends another Birthday on Death Row in Saudi Arabia

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Abdullah Hasan al-Zaher turns 22 today – his 7th birthday spent in prison, and his fourth birthday spent on death row after he was arrested in 2012 because of his participation in a peaceful protest. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and the European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights (ESOHR) call on the …

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Ali Al-Nimr: Six Years Between the Sword and Freedom

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا February 14th marks the sixth year since Arab spring protester Ali Al-Nimr, (currently on death row), was violently arrested in his hometown of Qatif, in connection with his participation in popular protests in the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia. Despite Ali being a minor at the time of his arrest, in 2012 he was violently run …

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Saudi Arabia ignores United Nation demands and increases the fears for Abdul Kareem Al-Hawaj life.

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On25th of September2017, Abdul Kareem Al-Hawaj’s family had the opportunity to visit him in Dammam prison which he was returned to on 23rd of September 2017 after spending around 3 months in Riyadh Prison. Al-Hawaj expressed to his family the suffering and misery that the faced since he was moved along with fifteen prisoners to Riyadh.  …

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Saudi Arabia issues a death penalty judgement against AbdulKareem for charges attributed to him as a minor and extracted via torture

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On 27th July 2016 the Specialised Criminal Court in Saudi Arabia issued its initial judgement, in which a death penalty sentence was issued against minor Abdulkareem Al Hawaj. Al hawaj’s death sentence judgement is in addition to other detainees who are in danger of execution, and are issued trials that are not in accordance with international …

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Six months after four minors were executed, nine others remain at risk despite pledges by Saudi to end child executions

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On the 28th February 2014, Saudi Arabia in a report submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Council said: ‘The death penalty fall for minors, and it is not carried out on children at all, and it should be noted that the definition of a child under KSA policies is in accordance with the definition of …

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

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا 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 …

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A lack of pre-trial rights for defendants accused of spying for Iran

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا 21st February 2016, the trial of dozens of detainees accused by the Saudi authorities of spying for Iran began. The defendants were segmented into groups in the opening session, and the trial was scheduled to last 5 days starting from 21st February until 25th February. One of the official press reports about the case, pointed out …

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ESOHR and 12 NGOs Demand Release of Ali al-Nimr

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Marking the fourth anniversary of Ali al-Nimr’s arrest, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain and 11 other NGOs demand that Saudi Arabia repeal the death penalty against Ali al-Nimr and all other protesters who were arrested as minors, including Dawood Hussein al-Marhoon and Abdullah Hasan al-Zaher. Saudi security forces arrested Ali al-Nimr on 14 February 2012 …

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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

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا 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, …

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