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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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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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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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INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER CONCLUDES THAT THE INDICTMENT OF ISRAA AL-GHOMGHAM AND FIVE OTHER IS DISPROPORTIONATE AND UNFAIR

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Initial legal observations which have concluded that the indictment against female Human rights defender Israa Al-Ghomgham and five other individuals is a violation of international human right law, has been recently released by international human rights lawyer Oliver Windridge in a short memo. After a legal analysis, Windridge found several areas of immediate concern in the …

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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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Misguided Allegations in the Saudi response on Canada’s stance demanding the release of the Activists

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights (ESOHR) followed the comment of the Saudi Foreign Ministry on the Canadian stance in which the latter expressed its concern toward the detentions of activists of civil society and women’s rights. (ESOHR) noticed many fallacies in the Saudi response. We, in (ESOHR), believe that this statement is a part …

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ADHRB and ESOHR Condemn Saudi Arabia’s Arrest of Samar Badawi and Naseema Alsada

On 30 July, Saudi officials arrested prominent human rights defenders and women’s rights activists Samar Badawi and Naseema Alsada. Their arrests were overseen by the Presidency of State Security, Saudi Arabia’s domestic security and intelligence service and a body complicit in numerous human rights abuses, and they signal that the Saudi government remains intent on silencing critical voices and activists. …

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The two female human rights defenders Nouf&Miaa joined the crown prince’s (reform) victims

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On June 6th 2018, the Saudi government arrested the female human rights defender Nouf Abdul Aziz Aldusari. Her arrest was carried out after the security forces raided her house and was taken to unknown place, as the information referred. Nouf  had expected her arrest, as she asked to publish a letter in case something happened to …

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Saudi Arabia sentences human rights defender Sheikh Al-Habib to seven years imprisonment for demanding human rights and criticizing official hate speech

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The various forms of political repressions led by Saudi Arabia government against human rights defenders have been noticeably increasing since King Salman was appointed as the King of Saudi Arabia. For one, on January 4, 2018t the human rights activist Sheikh Mohammed Hassan Al-Habib was sentenced to seven years in prison by The Specialized Criminal Court …

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