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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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After Bin Salman’s deceptive promises of female empowerment, Saudi women face their toughest year yet

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا In 2018, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia witnessed an unprecedented escalation against women, especially female human rights advocates, where the government launched campaigns of arrests against leaders demanding the elimination of the ban on women driving and the male guardianship system. Although changes in the system over the last three yearshave restored some rights to women, …

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Increasing pressure on press freedom: Saudi Arabia pursues journalists and threatens their lives and their freedom

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا As the world marks on 3rd of May each year the theme “the basic principles of freedom of the press with the aim of assessing freedom of the press around the world and defending the press against attacks against its independence,” the situation in Saudi Arabia deteriorating. Ever since King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and his son, …

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Death penalty sought for Islamic researcher Hassan al-Maliki on charges that his religious views contradict Mohammad bin Salman’s pledge to destroy extremism

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا In October 2018, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia began its prosecution of the prominent Islamic researcher, Sheikh Hassan al-Maliki, in the Specialized Criminal Court in Riyadh, which was specially established in January 2009 to handle cases of terrorism and national security. The official Saudi newspaper, Sabq, said on October 1, 2018, that the Specialized Criminal Court …

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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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Saudi Arabia – On international Human Rights Day, commit to these, eight specific human rights initiatives to end the human rights crisis

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On 10 December 2018, international Human Rights Day, ALQST hosted a conference to assess the state of human rights in Saudi Arabia. Representatives from Amnesty International, European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR), Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR), Human Rights Watch (HRW), International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), MENA Rights Group and Reporters Without Borders …

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Saudi Arabia: Retaliation against activists abroad by persecuting families and treating them as hostages

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The repression and targeting practiced by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in recent years against the people, activists, and human rights advocates has driven hundreds, if not thousands, to emigrate from the country.In emigrating, their goal is either to protect themselves from being targeted for execution, torture, prison, and unjust sentences; to freely engage in various …

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Saudi Arabia on World Press Freedom Day: Laws & Policies Legalize the Systemic Violation Of Press Freedom

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا While the word is celebrating the World Press Freedom Day, on May 3, 2018, press pioneers in Saudi Arabia are behind the bars and in the courtroom dedicated to terrorism for their desire of practicing freedom. It opened up the issue of “The Balance of Power: Media, Justice & the Rule of Law”, the UN underscored …

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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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