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As 2019 World Day Against the Death Penalty approaches, Saudi Arabia breaks record for beheadings

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا As the World Day Against the Death Penalty on October 10, 2019 approaches, Saudi Arabia has set a new historic record for executions. Through October 7, 2019, the ESOHR has tallied 164 executions for the year, exceeding the previous record of 157, set in 2015. The increasing number of sentences carried out indicates the inability to …

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Saudi Arabia: Seeking death penalty for Dr. Ali Alomari in a farcical trial

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is trying Dr. Ali Hamza Alomari (b. 1973) in the Specialized Criminal Court, a court created by the government to handle terrorism cases. Alomari was arrested on September 9, 2017, during a ruthless Saudi campaign against clerics and intellectuals. Dr. Ali Alomari, an academic, Islamic cleric, and author, is the president …

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A Year after Khashoggi’s murder: a Continues Crime by hiding his Body along with 82 Bodies

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On October 2, 2019, a year has passed since the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. On 26 June 2019, Special Rapporteur for extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions, Ms. Agnes Kalamard, accused the Saudi government of killing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and called on all governments to exercise their universal rights to …

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One year after the gruesome murder of Jamal Khashoggi, NGOs renew their call and demand justice for Jamal

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On 2 October 2018, Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain official documents in order to get married, but he did not make it out alive. He was brutally killed inside the consulate in what the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Dr Agnes Callamard, called a “premeditated extrajudicial killing” …

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The UN sends 6 complaints in 4 months to the Saudi government regarding its growing violations of human rights

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا From the late March to early July of 2019, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia received six letters from UN special rapporteurs regarding several cases of human rights violations, and it responded to five of them within the legal deadlines. The letters came from a number of groups and rapporteurs on the topics of forced disappearances, torture, …

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Joint statement at 42nd session of Human Rights Council: 24 nations condemn Saudi Arabia’s widespread and ongoing violations

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Six months following a statement signed by 36 nations and delivered by Iceland before the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, and amid ongoing disregard for UN appeals, 24 nations repeated their condemnation of Saudi Arabia’s human rights violations. In a statement led by Australia and delivered by its representative, Sally Mansfield, under Item 8, the …

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Saudi Arabia: Sheikh Samir al-Hilal detained in isolation from the outside world for 43 months

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Sheikh Samir al-Hilal (born 20 December 1960) has been isolated from the outside world since December 2015, raising serious concerns that he may be suffering from torture and other forms of cruel and degrading treatment in Saudi prisons. On 16 December 2015, Ministry of Interior forces arrested al-Hilal as he was leaving his home in the …

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Opening of the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council: Saudi Arabia ends its fourth membership by failing to meet its obligations

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Human Rights Council (HRC) has opened its 42nd session, September 9-27, 2019, in which it will discuss conditions and developments in global human rights. It marks the last session in which the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will participate as a member state of the HRC, its fourth such membership, set to end in December of …

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Bidoon victims of unjust practices and laws: temporary solutions do not protect rights

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia continues to violate international human rights laws in its treatment of approximately a quarter million stateless persons (known as “Bidoon”). At the beginning of the country’s school semester in September 2019, Bidoon children had difficulty accessing their basic rights to education. The family of Bidoon schoolgirl Nawar Khalid al-Enezi published a …

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Baroness and Former House of Lords Member Calls for Sending a Delegation to Saudi Arabia for Inquiry into the Death Penalty, Calls for Return of Victims’ Bodies

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Barrister, baroness, and former House of Lords member Helena Kennedy released a report prepared in coordination with human rights groups on the illegal death penalty in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that expressed her concern about the grave violations involved inthispunishment’s application. Titled “A Perverse and Ominous Enterprise: The Death Penalty and Illegal Executions in Saudi …

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