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Saudi Arabia: Seeking death penalty for Dr. Ali Alomari in a farcical trial

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is trying Dr. Ali Hamza Alomari (b. 1973) in the Specialized Criminal Court, a court created by the government to handle terrorism cases. Alomari was arrested on September 9, 2017, during a ruthless Saudi campaign against clerics and intellectuals. Dr. Ali Alomari, an academic, Islamic cleric, and author, is the president …

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A Year after Khashoggi’s murder: a Continues Crime by hiding his Body along with 82 Bodies

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On October 2, 2019, a year has passed since the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. On 26 June 2019, Special Rapporteur for extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions, Ms. Agnes Kalamard, accused the Saudi government of killing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and called on all governments to exercise their universal rights to …

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The UN sends 6 complaints in 4 months to the Saudi government regarding its growing violations of human rights

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا From the late March to early July of 2019, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia received six letters from UN special rapporteurs regarding several cases of human rights violations, and it responded to five of them within the legal deadlines. The letters came from a number of groups and rapporteurs on the topics of forced disappearances, torture, …

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Opening of the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council: Saudi Arabia ends its fourth membership by failing to meet its obligations

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Human Rights Council (HRC) has opened its 42nd session, September 9-27, 2019, in which it will discuss conditions and developments in global human rights. It marks the last session in which the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will participate as a member state of the HRC, its fourth such membership, set to end in December of …

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Baroness and Former House of Lords Member Calls for Sending a Delegation to Saudi Arabia for Inquiry into the Death Penalty, Calls for Return of Victims’ Bodies

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Barrister, baroness, and former House of Lords member Helena Kennedy released a report prepared in coordination with human rights groups on the illegal death penalty in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that expressed her concern about the grave violations involved inthispunishment’s application. Titled “A Perverse and Ominous Enterprise: The Death Penalty and Illegal Executions in Saudi …

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Saudi Arabia: Seeking hudud punishment for hiraba for activist tortured during interrogation

لقرائته بالعربية إضغط هنا In a serious development regarding the death penalty in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the public prosecution has sought the hudud punishment for hiraba (waging war against God) for an activist who led demonstrations and funeral marches for demonstrators, activists, and photographers killed by Saudi forces during various demonstrations and raids. The Saudi government arrested Hussein al-Farraj …

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UN Rapporteur: Saudi Agents Extrajudicially Executed Jamaal Khashoggi

لقراءته باللغة العربية إضغط هنا At the most recent session of the UN Human Rights Council, the most senior UN official on the subject of extrajudicial killings accused the Government of Saudi Arabia of extra-judicially and extra-territorially murdering Jamal Kashoggi, an exiled journalist of Saudi origin, and called upon all governments to carry out their universal rights to detain and …

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Bloody rise in Saudi Arabia: 122 executions in the first half of 2019

لقرائته بالعربية إضغط هنا The Government of Saudi Arabia executed 122 people in the first half of 2019, well over doubling the number of executions carried out in the same period in 2018. This steep rise in executions comes 14 months since Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman promised in April 2018 to reduce the death penalty to the minimum possible …

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Positive international stances supporting the Callamard Report: Condemnation of Saudi Arabia and demand for immediate action

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On January 26, 2019, Agnes Callamard, the Special Rapporteur for extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions, presented her report on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi before the Human Rights Council at its forty-first session. The rapporteur confirmed before the Council that her investigation found credible evidence calling for further investigation into the culpability of senior officials, including …

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Saudi Arabia wants to crucify minor Murtaja Qureiris for charges dating back to when he was 11

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا In September 2018, amid Saudi Arabia’s use of the death penalty to eliminate opinion-makers, dissidents, protestors, and children by relying on religious texts and extremist interpretations, the Saudi public prosecution,which is directly linked to Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, made a dramatic request for the crucifixion of minor Murtaja Qureiris, the youngest political prisoner in the …

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