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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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Ali Al-Nimr, Sheikh Al-Nimr and 50 other prisoners at risk as Saudi announces an imminent mass execution

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا ESOHR are deeply concerned following reports from several Saudi media sources that a mass execution of 52 people will take place in the coming days. Several indicators suggest that Ali Al-Nimr and two other minors Dawud Al-Marhon, Abdullah Al-Zaher, the prominent human rights activists Sheikh Nimr Al-Nimr and three other young men Ali Al-Rebh, Mohammed Al-Shyoukh …

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After 20 months of an unfair trial, the death penalty awaits Ali al-Nimr at any moment.

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا We, the undersigned Saudi organisations, wish to express our deep concern regarding Saudi Arabia’s unfair judicial proceeding pertaining to the death sentence issued to Ali Al-Nimr, who has been detained since February 14, 2012 and who is currently detained in Dammam prison of investigation. Ali Al-Nimr was violently arrested at the age of 17 years, in …

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As Retaliation for His Refusal to Spy on Activists, Saudi Judicial System Sentenced to death the minor Dawood AlMarhoon

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR) is deeply concerned about the fate of the prisoner Dawood Hussain Almarhoon, detained in the General Investigation Directorate’s prison. He was arrested on 23/05/2012, was a minor at that time only 17 years old, and preliminary sentenced to death on 27/10/2014 in the eighth session of his trial. …

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