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A Statement of the Independent Saudi Human Rights Organizations to Coincide With the New King

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Geneva – London – Berlin – Toronto: We – as Saudi human rights organizations – have tracked the steps taken by the government of Saudi Arabia to improve its human rights record during the reign of King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud (01/08/2005 – 01/23/2015). We have concluded that such steps were not serious and …

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Saudi Arabia: King’s Reform Agenda Unfulfilled

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا (Beirut) – King Abdullah’s reign brought about marginal advances for women but failed to secure the fundamental rights of Saudi citizens to free expression, association, and assembly. Abdullah’s successor, King Salman, should halt persecution of peaceful dissidents and religious minorities, end pervasive discrimination against women, and ensure greater protections for migrant workers. Over King Abdullah’s nine-and-a-half …

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Saudi Arabia: UN rights experts outraged by extremely harsh sentence against blogger

GENEVA (15 May 2014) – A group of UN human rights experts today expressed alarm at the conviction to 10 years in prison, 1,000 lashes, and a 1 million Saudi riyal fine against Saudi online activist and blogger, Raef Badawi. “This outrageous conviction should be overturned and Mr. Badawi immediately released,” said the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion, Heiner …

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The Saudi Judicial System Sentenced the Photographer AlSafer to 7 Years in Prison, Based on his Participation in Media

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا A recent series of prosecutions has been taken place in Saudi courts against human rights activists and journalists. The Specialized Criminal Court (SCC), temporarily relocated to Jeddah city for the summer, sentenced Jassim Makki AlSafer (28 years old) to 7 years in prison and another 7 years travel ban. AlSafer was arrested from his work and had been …

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