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Sheikh al-Jirani kidnapping: Unlimited number of suspects in mysterious crime

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا On 13 December 2016, Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah al-Jirani, a judge at the Endowments and Inheritance Circuit in Qatif, was kidnapped by masked men in front of his home in Tarout Island, and driven to an unknown location, according to official newspaper reports. On 19 December 2017, the Saudi Ministry of Interior announced that a body had …

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Social solidarity and sympathy during the holiday: A weapon against the Saudi government’s persecution of the people

لقرائته بالعربية إضغط هنا Feelings of fear, sadness, and anticipation prevail in many homes in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia asthe Eid al-Fitr holiday approaches this year. With the world fighting the Coronavirus epidemic, and amid fears of its spread in prisons, families in Saudi Arabia are being forbidden from seeing or visiting their imprisoned relatives. Some families have confirmed …

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One year after the April massacre and ten months since a formal denial of violations: Continuing fears for the life of Dr. Abbas Alabbad

Dr. Abbas Alabbad

لقرائته بالعربية إضغط هنا On 24 June 2019, the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia responded to a letter it received in May 2019, from several UN special rapporteurs, regarding the case of detainee Dr. Abbas Alabbad. The Saudi response included a denial of information presented in the complaint concerning abuses against Abbas Alabbad, a consultant pediatric nephrologist at …

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Facing the death sentence 56 months after his arrest:Awayshirdenied justice, suffering aggravated whenkept from his father’s deathbed

لقرائته بالعربية إضغط هنا Fifty-six months after his arrest, a judge in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia continues to delay the case of prisoner Ali Ahmed Awayshir and his co-defendants, Mousa al-Hashim, Ahmed al-Matroud, and Khalid al-Ghanim. All four face the death sentenceas requestedby the Public Prosecutor’s office in August 2018. The delay in the case and the postponement of …

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A “Misleading” Royal Order to Halt the Execution of Minors in Saudi Arabia

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا On 24 March 2020, the Government of Saudi Arabia issued a royal decree to suspend all death sentences in the form of taazir against persons who had not attained 18 years of age at the time of the commission of their alleged offence, and to amend all provisions in accordance with the juvenile system to provide …

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A year after April massacre: Families Await Justice and the Bodies Return

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا 23 April 2020 marks the anniversary of the mass execution of 37 people in Saudi Arabia. The massacre targeted those accused of both violent and non-violent crimes including those related to participating in demonstrations and the exercise of legitimate rights, and showed the true face of a Saudi Arabia that has repeatedly promised to respect human …

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Saudi Arabia: King Salman’s 800th execution

لقرائته بالعربية إضغط هنا On April 8, 2020, Saudi Arabia carried out the 800th execution since 2015, in the reign of King Salman bin Abdulaziz. The rate of executions has doubled under his rule. Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman said the Kingdom intends to “minimise” the number of executions. This latest grim milestone shows that the opposite is in fact the …

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Saudi Arabia violates Convention on the Rights of the Child: Executes al-Ghamdi for crime that occurred when he was 15 years old

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On April 8, 2020, the Saudi government in the al-Bahahregion carried out a qisas [retributive justice] sentence against citizen Abdul Mohsen al-Ghamdi, who had been charged with intentional homicide when he was a child. Saudi Arabia carried out the death sentence despite urgent appealspublished on social media for the sentence to be commuted or at least …

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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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