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Arrest, harsh treatment and concerns of torturing elders in Saudi Arabia: violations coinciding with the world day of awareness on elder abuse

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Elders in Saudi Arabia suffer from different kinds of abuse like poverty and lack of the needed health care. Adding that the Saudi government practices arbitrary detentions against elderly people, subjects them to harsh and bad detention circumstances, deprives them from their rights, gives them unfair trialsand uses the official media to insult and discredit them. …

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Crackdown on Saudi women human rights defenders sets off alarms, Over 30 human rights groups call for their immediate release

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The undersigned human rights groups call on the Saudi authorities to immediately and unconditionally release all human rights defenders arrested in the past two weeks who were detained solely for their support of women’s rights or other peaceful human rights work in Saudi Arabia. We further call on the authorities to immediately reveal their whereabouts, allow …

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Saudi Arabia Arbitrarily Detains Nawaf Al Rashid and Deprives him of his Legal Rights

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On May 12th 2018, the Kuwaiti government handed over poet Nawaf Talal Al Rashid to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, during his visit to Kuwait from Qatar. Al Rashid, who has both Saudi and  Qatari nationality,  left Saudi Arabia with his family almost 20 years ago. Nawaf had left his home in Qatar, for a visit …

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The High Commissioner of Human Rights expresses its concern: Saudi Arabia should release female and male detainees for their human rights activities and ensure their safety

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The high Commissioner of Human Rights was alarmed by the Saudi detention of a number of human rights activists and defenders who work in women’s rights cases, during the past two weeks. In a press statement was issued in May 29th , the spokeswomen of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Liz Terosel, said that …

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Amidst a Series of Arbitrary Arrests: Saudi Arrests Prominent Womens Rights Activists and Human Rights Lawyer, Amongst Others

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On 17 May 2018, the Government of Saudi Arabia launched a series of arbitrary arrests of activists. In light of the difficulty in accessing all the names of detainees, due to fears surrounding the circulation of news of arbitrary arrests which were conducted under intimidation of the government, the information indicates that the names of detainees …

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Four years after the arrest of Alaa Brinji for expressing his opinion: Saudi Arabia remains a prison for journalists

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Click here to read PDF report As of May 14, 2018, Saudi journalist Alaa Brinji has spent four years behind bars for expressing his opinion, advocating for human rights, and challenging rights violations. Brinji, who used to write for Al-Bilad, Al-Sharq and Okaz newspapers, is one of Saudi Arabia’s best-known journalists.  His arrest was accompanied by …

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UN Rapporteur on HUman rights defenders: Dangerous Practices Of Saudi Arabia To Silence Rights Defenders Despite Its Membership In HRC

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Mr. Michel Forst, The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, criticized Saudi Arabia’s practices with the UN mechanism regarding the arguments presented to justify its incompatible practices against human rights defenders with the international standards. In his annual report issued on the sidelines of the 37th session of HRC ( February 26th -March …

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Saudi has begun targeting dissidents families: Arbitrary detention of elderly mother Aida al-Ghamidi because of her son’s political activity

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Unprecedentedly, Saudi government detained a political activist’s mother, on March 26, 2018. The arrested the political refugee’s mother Abdullah Al Ghamidi who is currently living in Britain, came after the Saudi Arabia forces raided her house in Jeddah city. Abdullah’s mother, Mrs. Aida Al Ghamidi, an elderly woman, was detained with her son from their house …

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An International law expert issued a legal analysis of the issue of Issa Al-Nkhaiffi and confirms that it is a violation under the slogan of antiterrorism

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Click here to read a legal analysis of the issue of Issa Al-Nkhaiffi A legal analysis that prepared by the international lawyer expert “Arthur Traldi”, has confirmed and raised serious concerns about the manner that used by Saudi Arabia authority while using the “anti-terrorism laws”, in prosecuting human rights defenders and political opponents. The analysis was done …

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Prominent Saudi Human Rights Defender, Noha Al-Balawi is Arbitrarily Detained, Despite Claims of ‘Reforms’

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Amidst a fanfare of apparent ‘reforms’by the Saudi government, comes news of the arbitrary arrest and detention of prominent Saudi female human rights defender, Noha Al- Balawi, who became known for her outspoken activism via social media and widely circulated video clips. Noha was arbitrarily arrested by the Saudi authorities on Tuesday 23rd January 2018, and …

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