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Arrests in Saudi Arabia 2015

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The European Saudi Organization for Human Rights monitors, starting from 2015, the arbitrary arrests exercised by the Saudi authorities on some of the human rights advocators, activists, political opponents and who adopts inconsistent views with the government in religious, intellectual and political fields. We, The European Saudi Organization for Human Rights, consider pursuing the arbitrary arrests …

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A Statement of the Independent Saudi Human Rights Organizations to Coincide With the New King

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Geneva – London – Berlin – Toronto: We – as Saudi human rights organizations – have tracked the steps taken by the government of Saudi Arabia to improve its human rights record during the reign of King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud (01/08/2005 – 01/23/2015). We have concluded that such steps were not serious and …

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Saudi Arabia: Long Jail Terms for Activists

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا (Beirut) – Saudi authorities sentenced several leading human rights activists and other reform advocates to lengthy jail terms in 2014 for their peaceful activism, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2015. Saudi Arabia imprisoned the activists on broad, catch-all charges designed to criminalize peaceful dissent, such as “breaking allegiance with the ruler” and …

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Saudi Arabia: King’s Reform Agenda Unfulfilled

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا (Beirut) – King Abdullah’s reign brought about marginal advances for women but failed to secure the fundamental rights of Saudi citizens to free expression, association, and assembly. Abdullah’s successor, King Salman, should halt persecution of peaceful dissidents and religious minorities, end pervasive discrimination against women, and ensure greater protections for migrant workers. Over King Abdullah’s nine-and-a-half …

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A Saudi Cleric Tawfeeq Alamer is Harshly Sentenced to 8-year After Demanding Constitutional Reforms

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On August 13, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court (SCC) in Riyadh sentenced the Saudi’s cleric Tawfiq AlAmer (54 years) to 8-year in prison, 10-year travel ban and sermon/speech ban after being released. This is the third sentences to AlAmer, where he was sentenced to 3-year in prison and 5-year travel ban on 17/12/2012. However, the Court …

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The Saudi government arbitrarily arrested the kid Qureiris (13 years)

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR) expressed its deep concern due to the continuity of the Saudi government in violating the rights of children. On the 20th of September 2014 the Saudi government arrested the Child Murtaja Abdullah Algariras (24/10/2000) aged 14 years. He was arrested during a time when more than 60 children …

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Saudi Arabia: Pillay concerned by harsh sentences against human rights defenders

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا GENEVA (10 July 2014) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Thursday expressed concern about the arbitrary arrest, trial and detention of human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia, including the recent conviction and harsh sentencing of human rights defender Waleed Abu Al-Khair. Pillay said she was deeply dismayed over the conviction of Abu …

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Saudi Arabia: End Arbitrary Detention

Saudi Arabia should immediately make public the legal basis for detaining hundreds of people, and reveal what steps it is taking to end the practice of arbitrary detention, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to Interior Minister Mohammed bin Nayef Al Sa`ud. One person held arbitrarily is Fadi Musallam, 27, a Jordanian mathematics professor arrested in March 2014 but not charged. …

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Violating UN pledges by Applying Vague Laws and Unspecialized Court, the Saudi Court Jailed a Human Rights Defender to 15-year

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On July 6th of 2014, the Criminal Court (SCC) from its summer location in Jeddah sentenced the prominent Saudi lawyer and human rights defender Waleed Abulkhair to 15-year; a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals, around $53,000 dollars, and 15-year travel ban after his release. He was also ordered to close all websites and online accounts that …

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AlSulaiman in Detention for More than 38 Months, and Continuously Violating International Standards for Fair Trial

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On 11/03/2011, the Saudi authorities arrested the activist Fadel Ali AlSuleiman with regard to leading a demonstration on 04/03/2011 in AlAhsa’s province, located eastern side of Saudi Arabia, in coincidence with the Arab Spring protests. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in AlAhsa arrested him, then he was transferred to several detention centers and then to the AlMalaz’s Prison, …

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