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One year after the gruesome murder of Jamal Khashoggi, NGOs renew their call and demand justice for Jamal

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On 2 October 2018, Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain official documents in order to get married, but he did not make it out alive. He was brutally killed inside the consulate in what the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Dr Agnes Callamard, called a “premeditated extrajudicial killing” …

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Joint statement at 42nd session of Human Rights Council: 24 nations condemn Saudi Arabia’s widespread and ongoing violations

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Six months following a statement signed by 36 nations and delivered by Iceland before the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, and amid ongoing disregard for UN appeals, 24 nations repeated their condemnation of Saudi Arabia’s human rights violations. In a statement led by Australia and delivered by its representative, Sally Mansfield, under Item 8, the …

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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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The United Nations releases four letters to Saudi Arabia regarding abuses against women and Palestinians, follow-up on the guardianship system, and Khashoggi’s murder

لقرائته بالعربية إضغط هنا During the forty-first session of the UN Human Rights Council (24 June-12 July 2019), special rapporteurs presented four issues raised with Saudi Arabia, consisting of letters Saudi Arabia received between December 2018 and February 2019 and the subsequent replies received by the rapporteurs between February 1 and April 30, 2019. The four letters raised to 95 the …

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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 2018: Shredding of Human Rights

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Introduction: Shocking developments in the human rights situation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia appeared during 2018 in the form of systematic crimes and violations that, in their totality, signal an unprecedented stage in the country’s poor history of human rights. The government has not stopped at extrajudicial or arbitrary killings, unfair trials, torture, arbitrary arrests, …

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Human Rights in Saudi Arabia 2017: Persecution and intimidation of the people and breakdown of civil society

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Click here to read PDF report Introduction In 2017, Saudi Arabia experienced rapid changes in the economic, social, security, political and religious fields which came hand in hand with the appointment of the Crown Prince Mohamad Bin Salman. On June 21st, 2017 a royal order was issued to designate him as Crown Prince and Deputy Prime …

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Saudi Arabia: The Royal Court Ignores the pleas for detainee Habib Al Shouwaikhat’s until he Passed Away

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Royal Court in Saudi Arabia received an urgent letter from the family of the young Habib Al Shouwaikhat on January 18th, 2018, explaining his deteriorating health, and the danger of arbitrary detention on his life. Afterdays of no official response, neither from the Court nor from any other governmental bodies, Al Shouwaikhat’s death was announced …

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Saudi Arabia: Authorities extra judicially execute two people with a car explosion in an unprecedented step

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On the evening of 1 June 2017, the Saudi Arabian authorities extra judicially executed two people they had listed as wanted suspects in the Qatif Governorate of the country’s Eastern Province. It is the first time that the Saudi authorities have resorted to explosives to extra judicially execute people in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, …

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German government should deny company license to export arms to Saudi Arabia

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On 23 June 2016, a court ruled that the Government of Germany must decide whether to grant arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch a license to sell assault rifle parts to Saudi Arabia. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and the European-Saudi Organisation for Human Rights (ESOHR) call on the German government to deny …

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