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UN Rapporteurs call for the release of Al-Hathloul and other women rights advocates: Reforms amid on arrests are mere deception

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا UN human rights experts have expressed their concern over the initiation of proceedings against human rights advocate Loujain al-Hathloul in the Specialized Criminal Court (aka Terrorism Court). They called for her immediate release from prison and the dropping of “spurious” charges against her related to exercising her basic rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly, and …

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UN Rapporteur stresses that Saudi measures against Qatar involve human rights violations

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا The UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights, Alena Douhan, has stated that the sanctions imposed on Qatar by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and other nations have harmed Qataris’ ability to enjoy many basic rights and freedoms related to family life, education, work, health, private property, …

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United Nations: Saudi Arabia uses system of intimidation and retaliation against individuals who cooperate with the UN and the Human Rights Council

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا The UN has said that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has failed to adhere to its international obligations regarding cooperation with the UN, its representatives, and its mechanisms in the area of human rights. In a report issued in the framework of the 45th session of the HRC, which relies on information gathered between 1 June 2019 and …

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UN Secretary-General’s annual report: Saudi Arabia continues illegal executions and violates its commitments

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا As regards global trends involving the death penalty, the annual report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Secretary-General affirmed that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia remains among thirty nations that continue to impose the death penalty in violation of its commitments in this regard. The report, presented in the context of the 45th session …

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Saudi Arabia fails to get enough votes from countries, loses seat on Human Rights Council

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia failed to gain membership on the UN Human Rights Council’s 2021-2023 term, during elections held in the General Assembly Hall in New York on 13 October 2020. Saudi Arabia had nominated itself for a seat in the Asia-Pacific group, which included four seats contested by five countries. While it was not …

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States Express “Deep Concern” as Saudi Arabia bids to rejoin UN Human Rights Council

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا On 15 September 2020 at the Human Rights Council in Geneva, a group of 29 States  expressed “deep con-cern” about human rights in Saudi Arabia. Reprieve and the European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR) support this statement and echo its concerns, chiefly that the Saudi Arabian government has not followed promises of reform with action …

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29 States call on Saudi Arabia at the HRC to release women political detainees

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا On behalf of 29 countries, Denmark raised fears regarding the status of human rights in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In a joint statement during the Human Rights Council’s 45th session in Geneva, on 15 September 2020, Denmark voiced its deep regret for “the continued detention of at least five women human rights defenders, arrested in …

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High Commissioner calls for immediate release of Saudi women detainees

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has expressed her deep concern over the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s ongoing arbitrary detention of women human rights advocates who have called for women to be empowered to make their own choices, and she called for their release without delay. The High Commissioner raised her concerns about …

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UN rapporteurs question Saudi Arabia’s vague decision to end the execution of minors

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا Special rapporteurs from the United Nations raised concerns about the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s failure to publish the text of the royal decree that the Human Rights Commission said protects minors from the death penalty. The rapporteurs asserted that this is leading to uncertainty regarding the scope of the decision and whether it contains any exceptions, …

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Clash with reality: Saudi Arabia claims Coronavirus measures are consistent with human rights

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has declared that its efforts to stem the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) take place within the framework of a human rights-based approach with two parallel tracks: combating the epidemic and limiting its spread on the one hand, and mitigatingthe effects of the precautionary measures taken to limit its spread on human rights …

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