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Saudi Arabia kills, detains and displaces indigenous people, to set up the NEOM project

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا In 13 April, 2020 the Government of Saudi Arabia extra-judicially executed a man mere hours after he posted a video on social media expressing defiance against a forced eviction order, which he received as part of the Government’s NEOM project. The European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR) condemns both the associated extrajudicial killing and the …

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Saudi Arabia: King Salman’s 800th execution

لقرائته بالعربية إضغط هنا On April 8, 2020, Saudi Arabia carried out the 800th execution since 2015, in the reign of King Salman bin Abdulaziz. The rate of executions has doubled under his rule. Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman said the Kingdom intends to “minimise” the number of executions. This latest grim milestone shows that the opposite is in fact the …

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After four years in solitary confinement: Fear of secret trial for Sheikh al-Hilal

لقرائته بالعربية إضغط هنا Four years after his arrest in clear violation of international and local laws, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia continues to keep Sheikh Samir al-Hilal in solitary confinement for the fourth year without any contact with family members or a lawyer, without charging him, and without trial. Since September 2015, the family of Sheikh Samir al-Hilal (born …

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ESOHR and 26 NGO call on countries to continue to pressure Saudi Arabia in the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council

لقرائته بالعربية إضغط هنا The European Saudi Organization for Human Rights participated along with 26 other organizations, in sending a letter to the foreign ministers of 37 countries in the world, during which they called for continuing pressure on the Saudi Arabia to release women human rights defenders and address the main criteria for human rights reform. The letter addressed …

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Saudi Arabia fails to work with UN mechanisms and persecutes individuals who have cooperated with the UN

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا A report issued by the United Nations Secretariat confirmed that Saudi Arabia continues to practice various types of violations against human rights defenders and activists, especially those cooperating with the United Nations and its mechanisms in the field of human rights. The report, issued on 9 September 2019 on the sidelines of the 42nd session of …

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UN Rapporteur: Saudi Agents Extrajudicially Executed Jamaal Khashoggi

لقراءته باللغة العربية إضغط هنا At the most recent session of the UN Human Rights Council, the most senior UN official on the subject of extrajudicial killings accused the Government of Saudi Arabia of extra-judicially and extra-territorially murdering Jamal Kashoggi, an exiled journalist of Saudi origin, and called upon all governments to carry out their universal rights to detain and …

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Bloody rise in Saudi Arabia: 122 executions in the first half of 2019

لقرائته بالعربية إضغط هنا The Government of Saudi Arabia executed 122 people in the first half of 2019, well over doubling the number of executions carried out in the same period in 2018. This steep rise in executions comes 14 months since Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman promised in April 2018 to reduce the death penalty to the minimum possible …

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Saudi Arabia executes Yemeni youth despite testimonies of his innocence

لقرائته باللغة العربية إضغط هنا On January 27, 2019, the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia executed Yemeni detainee Yaseen Mohammed Ali (born 7December 1990) as part of a mass execution including other Yemenis. This followeda series of arbitrary and extra-judicial measures as well as testimony confirming his innocence. He was arrested in 2010 and charged – along with …

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Saudi Arabia must investigate transparent the allegations of recurrent sexual abuse of children at Social Observation Home

لقرائته باللغة العربية إضغط هنا The European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights (ESOHR) has received a complaint about recurrent sexual abuse of detained children by employees at a social observation home (Saudi juvenile detention facility). According to the complaint, children are subjected to sexual abuse, and most of them are afraid to disclose what they have suffered due to fear …

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Kingdom must be held to account for suppression of dissent, following murder of journalist and widespread arrest of women’s rights defenders

لقرائته باللغة العربية إضغط هنا Recognizing the fundamental right to express our views, free from repression, we the undersigned civil society organisations call on the international community, including the United Nations, multilateral and regional institutions as well as democratic governments committed to the freedom of expression, to take immediate steps to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for grave human rights violations. …

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