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A Joint Statement by four Saudi Human rights Organizations in regard the 2014 Human Rights Condition in Saudi Arabia

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Four Saudi human rights organizations have issued the annual report on (the human rights situation in Saudi Arabia in 2014). The importance of this report comes after the crackdown on Saudi local civil societies and human rights organizations, plus prosecuting and jailing its members, as for the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA); Adaleh Center for Human Rights and others.

The report discussed several aspects where the Saudi Arabia organizations ( ALQST – Advocating for Human Rights, Monitor of Human Rights in Saudi (MHRSA), Civil Office of the Ombudsman “DEWANY”, Saudi European Organization for Human Rights) see important issues, as: Enforced Disappearances – Restrictive legislation – excessive use of force – civil society institutions – defenders of human rights – freedom of belief – freedom of assembly and expression – Criminal Justice – migrant workers’ rights – women, and girls’ rights – torture – evictions and forced displacement of thousands of citizens – Saudi-born stateless – death penalty and its punishment- international view on human rights condition in Saudi Arabia.

Here are the annual reports by a number of international organizations on the condition of human rights in Saudi Arabia for 2014

Human Rights Watch ; Amnesty International ; On Freedoms House/ freedom condition ; On freedom media/ press and Internet ; Reporters Without Borders ; British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, with a headlined (Saudi Arabia – Country of Concern) ; US Department of State, issued a report on religious freedom in Saudi Arabia in 2013

It is noteworthy that Saudi Arabia has internationally repeated and stated its respect for human rights. Recently, Saudi intensely began to justify its violations by using Sharia law as a shield, therefore, criticizing Saudi means criticizing the Islamic law as the case for the Swedish Foreign Minister.

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