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UN Questions Saudi Government over Bezos Phone Hacking Scandle

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا The United Nations Special Rapporteurs on Free Speech and Executions released a communication to the Government of Saudi Arabia alleging that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was personally involved in a coordinating hacking campaign against Jezz Bezos, the CEO of Amazon and the owner of the Washington Post. The European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR) …

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Special rapporteurs call for Saudi Arabia to lift the death penalty against four influential figures: If carried out, the judgments will constitute criminal arbitrary executions for which the state bears responsibility

لقرائته باللغة العربية إضغط هنا United Nations special rapporteurs have expressed concerns that the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is issuing death sentences against individuals accused of exercising their fundamental rights to freedom of opinion, belief, and religion. On 29 November 2019, several UN special rapporteurs sent a letter to the Saudi government concerning the cases of Dr. …

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Human Rights Council opens its 43rd session without Saudi Arabia as member

لقراءته بالعربية إضغط هنا The UN Human Rights Council is holding its 43rd session in Geneva, from 24 February to 20 March 2020, without Saudi Arabia as a member for the first time in six years. On 27 February, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Michelle Bachelet, offered a verbal update on the status of human rights throughout the …

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Saudi Arabia kills Egyptian citizen on minor charge after unfair trial, disregards family’s request to return the body

لقراءته بالعربية إضغط هنا On 14 January 2020, in the city of Tabuk, the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia carried out a discretionary death penalty against an Egyptian citizen, Muammar al-Qaddafi Mohammed Nagy al-Qanawy, on charges of smuggling contraband amphetamine pills. The Ministry of Interior announced the execution in a statement published by the Saudi Press Agency. It …

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Saudi Arabia Condemns Abdullah Al-Huwaiti to Death after Covering Up his Torture, Despite Domestic Law Prohibiting the Minor’s Execution

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On October 27, 2019, the criminal court in Tabuk in northern Saudi Arabia issued a death sentence for minor Abdullah Al-Huwaiti after he was charged with armed robbery of a jewelry store and the killing of a soldier with a firearm in Duba Governorate.Five others were convicted for their involvement in the crime and sentenced to …

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UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Outraged at the Execution of al-Hawaj and Al Adam

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Groupasserts that Saudi Arabia’s violation of its international obligations may constitute crimes against humanity The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention expressed outrage at Saudi Arabia’s execution of Abdulkareem al-Hawaj and Munir Al Adamas part of its horrific mass execution of 37 people on April 23, 2019,even after calls in August 2018 to specifically …

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UN Experts express “shock, dismay, and outrage” at arbitrary execution of Saudi citizen

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Today, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) published an Opinion on the case of Abbas al-Hassan, a Saudi man who was arrested in 2013 and executed on 23 April 2019. The WGAD found his detention to have been arbitrary and unlawful, in violation of his right to a fair trial, his right to …

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Four years after the UN confirmed heinous violations in his case: Saudi Arabia is close to beheading Jordanian prisoner, Hussein Abu al-Khair

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On September 26, 2019, the family of a Jordanian prisoner held by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Hussein Abu al-Khair, was notified that the criminal court in Tabuk had rejected the appeal of his death sentence on drug-related charges. A representative of the Jordanian Embassy in Saudi Arabia, tasked with monitoring the affairs of Jordanian prisoners, …

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Human rights advocates, researchers, and activists from Saudi Arabia at seminar on the death penalty: the regime’s use of bloodlust and terror as a tool of oppression

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On the occasion of the World Day Against the Death Penalty, the European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR) held a symposium entitled, “The Death Penalty in Saudi Arabia: Social Vision and Responsibility,” attended by several human rights advocates, activists and researchers from Saudi Arabia. The symposium took place on October 11, 2019, at the Freedom …

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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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