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Executions increased in the first quarter of 2019 amid continuing fears for the lives of dozens

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The first quarter of 2019 got off to a bloody start in Saudi Arabia. From the beginning of the year through the end of March, Saudi Arabia has carried out 49 death sentences, a 20% increase over the first quarter of 2018, in which 39 executions were carried out. The increased rate of executions comes amid …

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Death penalty sought for Islamic researcher Hassan al-Maliki on charges that his religious views contradict Mohammad bin Salman’s pledge to destroy extremism

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا In October 2018, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia began its prosecution of the prominent Islamic researcher, Sheikh Hassan al-Maliki, in the Specialized Criminal Court in Riyadh, which was specially established in January 2009 to handle cases of terrorism and national security. The official Saudi newspaper, Sabq, said on October 1, 2018, that the Specialized Criminal Court …

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Looming execution could be carried out at any moment amid continuing violations, degradation, and abuse against detainee Abbas al-Hassan

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Despite a final death sentence and the transfer of his case to the Presidency of State Security, Abbas Hassan, a detainee in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is still being subjected to violations. According to information obtained by the European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights (ESOHR), al-Hassan was subjected to psychological and physical torture in January …

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Saudi Arabia refers women’s rightsadvocates and peaceful activists to terror court

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor announced on March 1 that it had completed its investigations and compiled a bill of particularsagainst several people arrested by the Presidency of State Security. It claimed they had been detained over coordinated, organised actions to undermine the security and social peace of the Kingdom and damage the fabric of the nation. …

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“Not Acts of islamic”, an extreme approach used by the Saudi judges to justify the execution and supression of oppenents

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا A review conducted by the European-Saudi Organisation for Human Rights (ESOHR) of a number of “sentencing instruments,” issued by the notorious Specialized Criminal Court, concerning 27 political prisoners, some of whom were executed,[1] as well as a number of other “indictments” issued by the public prosecutor against seven political prisoners,[2] reveals that Saudi Arabia selects religious …

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Saudi Arabia: Ten months since the arrest of visual artist Noor al-Musallam for tweets written when she was a minor

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Visual artist Noor Said al-Musallam has been held in prison since April 2018, without just legal cause. She was arrested afterquestioning at the General Investigation Directoratestation in the city of Anak, located in the eastern governorate of Qatif. Sources told the European-Saudi Organisation for Human Rights (ESOHR) that members of the Mabahith had called Noor al-Musallam’s …

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On the seventh anniversary of the arrest of minorAli al-Nimr: Saudi Arabia disregards international legal opinions for his immediate release

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Seven years have passed since Ali al-Nimr was arrested at the age of 17. He was arrested with several others on February 14, 2012, against the backdrop of the peaceful demonstrations that took place in Saudi Arabia in 2011. In 2014, his name emerged alongside his fellow minors after they were sentenced to death following unfair …

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Public prosecutor changes the death sentence in the case of human rights advocate Israa al-Ghomgham: Saudi evasion does not bring about justice

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Official information from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia confirms that the prosecution has changed its request in the case of human rights advocateIsraa al-Ghomgham, converting it from the death penalty to life in prison. This change follows four sessions that were held in the trial of al-Ghomgham beginning in August 2018. The first session took place …

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2018 Death Penalty report: Saudi Arabia’s False Promise

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Introduction With crown prince Mohammed bin Salman at the helm, 2018 was a deeply violent and barbaric year for Saudi Arabia, under his defacto leadership. This year execution rates of 149 executions, shows an increase from than previous year of three executions), indicating that death penalty trends are soaring and there is no reversal of this …

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Saudi Arabia 2018: Shredding of Human Rights

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Introduction: Shocking developments in the human rights situation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia appeared during 2018 in the form of systematic crimes and violations that, in their totality, signal an unprecedented stage in the country’s poor history of human rights. The government has not stopped at extrajudicial or arbitrary killings, unfair trials, torture, arbitrary arrests, …

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