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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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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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