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Forced Displacement Threatens al-Huwaitat Tribe as Saudi Arabia Begins NEOM Project

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا In January, the Government of Saudi Arabia announced plans to begin work on a project to build the “world’s most advanced city.” The project, called NEOM and led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, envisioned everything from flying cars to robotic butlers, and even plans to boast an artificial moon made of flying drones. Perhaps more …

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Dangerous Conditions in Saudi prisons in Light of Fears of the Spread of Covid-19 Epidemic

Amidst rapidly escalating international fears regarding Covid-19, a group of United Nations human rights experts released a statement on Monday reminding governments that “… any emergency responses to the coronavirus must be proportionate, necessary and non-discriminatory.” Echoing this sentiment, the European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR) highlights its unease regarding the situation in Saudi prisons, which are presently overpopulated …

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UN Questions Saudi Government over Bezos Phone Hacking Scandle

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا The United Nations Special Rapporteurs on Free Speech and Executions released a communication to the Government of Saudi Arabia alleging that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was personally involved in a coordinating hacking campaign against Jezz Bezos, the CEO of Amazon and the owner of the Washington Post. The European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR) …

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On international women’s day: A salute to Saudi women activists who have confronted tyranny and brought about change and are still paying the price

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا As the world celebrates International Women’s Day on March 8, ESOHR pays tribute to the Saudi women who have bravely fought, sacrificed, and triumphed, and are still paying the price. As on occasion to reflect on progress made,tocall forchange, and to “celebrateacts ofcourageand determination by ordinarywomen who have played anextraordinary role in the history of their …

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Special rapporteurs call for Saudi Arabia to lift the death penalty against four influential figures: If carried out, the judgments will constitute criminal arbitrary executions for which the state bears responsibility

لقرائته باللغة العربية إضغط هنا United Nations special rapporteurs have expressed concerns that the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is issuing death sentences against individuals accused of exercising their fundamental rights to freedom of opinion, belief, and religion. On 29 November 2019, several UN special rapporteurs sent a letter to the Saudi government concerning the cases of Dr. …

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Harm Reduction International Names Saudi Arabia World’s “Top Executioner” for Drug Offences

لقرائته بالعربية إضغط هنا Harm Reduction International, a non-governmental organization campaigning for worldwide adoption of responsible and ethical drug policy, released its annual report today in which it strongly criticized the Government of Saudi Arabia. The report concluded that Saudi Arabia is the world’s “top executioner” for drug offences, and that it has carried out “gruesome mass executions”  constituting “inhuman …

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Human Rights Council opens its 43rd session without Saudi Arabia as member

لقراءته بالعربية إضغط هنا The UN Human Rights Council is holding its 43rd session in Geneva, from 24 February to 20 March 2020, without Saudi Arabia as a member for the first time in six years. On 27 February, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Michelle Bachelet, offered a verbal update on the status of human rights throughout the …

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Saudi Arabia kills Egyptian citizen on minor charge after unfair trial, disregards family’s request to return the body

لقراءته بالعربية إضغط هنا On 14 January 2020, in the city of Tabuk, the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia carried out a discretionary death penalty against an Egyptian citizen, Muammar al-Qaddafi Mohammed Nagy al-Qanawy, on charges of smuggling contraband amphetamine pills. The Ministry of Interior announced the execution in a statement published by the Saudi Press Agency. It …

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Eight years since his arrest: Minor Ali al-Nimr on death row

لقرائته بالعربية إصغط هنا 14 February 2020 marks eight years since the arbitrary arrest of demonstrator Ali al-Nimr, who was a 17-year-old minor at the time. These years have involved extensive abuses perpetrated by state institutions, including torture. Prior to that, he was run down by a police car while riding his motorcycle. In May 2015, after an unfair trial, …

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Mohammed bin Salman remains a domestic and international security risk: UN statement on hack of cellphone belonging to owner of Amazon and The Washington Post

لقرائته بالعربية إصغط هنا The European Saudi Organization for Human Rights believes that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and his governmental apparatus is not only a domestic security risk to civil society, but has also become a security threat outside Saudi Arabia’s borders, affecting countries, individuals from Saudi Arabia, and many others. On January 22, 2020, special rapporteurs from …

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