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Fourteen minors executed or under threat of death during King Salman and his son’s reign

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا King Salman and his son’s reign have resulted in an escalation in executions. King Salman or his deputies have signed off on 703 death sentences during the years of his rule between when he first took power to the end of May 2019. These have included sentences for at least 10 minors. It is not known …

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Saudi Arabia wants to crucify minor Murtaja Qureiris for charges dating back to when he was 11

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا In September 2018, amid Saudi Arabia’s use of the death penalty to eliminate opinion-makers, dissidents, protestors, and children by relying on religious texts and extremist interpretations, the Saudi public prosecution,which is directly linked to Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, made a dramatic request for the crucifixion of minor Murtaja Qureiris, the youngest political prisoner in the …

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Saudi Arabia responds to United Nations rapporteur request to suspend 37 death sentences by beheading

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Regarding several individuals beheaded on 23 April 2019, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia blatantly disregarded requests and recommendations previously submitted by Ben Emmerson, the former Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism. Ben Emmerson had frankly and straightforwardly requested that the Saudi government “re-examine all cases in which …

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After April massacre, at least 20 prisoners on death row

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Since Saudi Arabia killed 37 citizens on 23 April 2019, in a mass execution slaughter, concerns have been increasing for the lives of at least 20 detainees, with available information indicating serious violations of the conditions for fair trials. There is a general lack of transparency in the Saudi government’s actions in the cases of detainees, …

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After Bin Salman’s deceptive promises of female empowerment, Saudi women face their toughest year yet

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا In 2018, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia witnessed an unprecedented escalation against women, especially female human rights advocates, where the government launched campaigns of arrests against leaders demanding the elimination of the ban on women driving and the male guardianship system. Although changes in the system over the last three yearshave restored some rights to women, …

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Increasing pressure on press freedom: Saudi Arabia pursues journalists and threatens their lives and their freedom

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا As the world marks on 3rd of May each year the theme “the basic principles of freedom of the press with the aim of assessing freedom of the press around the world and defending the press against attacks against its independence,” the situation in Saudi Arabia deteriorating. Ever since King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and his son, …

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Six minors beheaded in Saudi execution spree

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا In what can only be described as a state killing spree, on the 23rd of April 2019, Saudi Arabia violently and secretly executed 37 individuals en masse, at least six of whom were minors: Mohammad Saeed Al-Skafi, Salman Amin Alkoraysh, Mojtaba AlSowaiket, Abdullah Salman AlSoraih, Abdulaziz Hassan Al-Sahwi and Abdulkarim AlHawaj. The families of these minors …

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Mohammad Bin Salman betrays his promises to reduce killings amid a shocking increase in executions during the reign of King Salman

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The number of death sentences carried out in Saudi Arabia from the beginning of 2019 to 23 April 2019 – the day on which 37 prisoners were executed – has risen to 107. Those executed are from diverse backgrounds, including children, women, demonstrators, activists, and the disabled. These figures indicate a doubling of the executions carried …

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Saudi Arabia is carrying out a second oppressive mass slaughter in the era of King Salman, including children, protestors, and activists

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Without the knowledge of the victims’ families, the Saudi government today circulated awful news of the execution of 37 people, including minors, protestors, and the disabled. Many of them were linked to the Arab Spring protests that took place in Saudi Arabia, particular in the governorate of Qatif beginning on 17 February 2011. Others were charged …

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After tweets: For more than 20 months, Saudi Arabia has continued the enforced disappearance of cleric Suleiman al-Dawish amid fears for his fate

لقراءته بالعربية أضغط هنا For more than one year and eight months, news of Saudi preacher Suleiman al-Dawish (23 September 1968) has been cut off from his family after he was forcibly disappeared during a visit to Mecca. At 9 a.m. on 22 April 2016, during a phone conversation with his family, al-Dawish saw men approaching him. He asked his …

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