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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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UN, EU, and NGOs Condemn the Execution of 37 Men in Saudi Arabia

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Yesterday, the Government of Saudi Arabia executed 37 men for alleged terrorist crimes. Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior (MoI) confirmed the executions in a tweet and the Saudi Press Agency published a statement by the MoI, along with a list of those executed. Sixteen of the executed men were previously the subjects of communications from United …

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Iceland from the HRC: Saudi step of lifting ban on women’s driving isn’t enough, and expresses its concerns over the rising number of executions

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Deputy Ambassador of Iceland in the United Nations organizations Ms. Nina Björk called for taking several steps along with the last step that enabled women to get their right to drive, to raise the level of their rights practice. The statement that delivered under the fourth item of the thirty-eighth session of the Human Rights …

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At the thirty eighth HRC’s session: Belgium asserts that the Saudi violations underminethe claims of reform

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا At the Human Rights Council, the representative of Belgium, Axel Kenes, criticized the Saudi violations of human rights. In his statement on June 19th 2018 under the second item of the HRC’s thirty eighth session, Stevens has expressed his country’s concern over the imposition of human rights defenders mainly on women’s right, to repression in Saudi …

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Ireland before HRC: We are Deeply Concerned by Saudi Arabia’s Continuous Use of Death Penalty

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا In a speech before the human rights council (HRC) at its thirty-seventh session on 14 March 2018, Mr. Michael Gaffey, the Ambassador of Ireland at the UN reaffirmed that Ireland stands against the death penalty in all circumstances. The ambassador further highlighted that Ireland expresses its deep concern regarding the Saudi Arabia’s ongoing use of the …

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Norway is concerned about the serious situation of human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Kingdom of Norway has expressed its concern regarding the serious situation of human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia. In his speech before the human rights council (HRC) at its thirty-seventh session on 14 March 2018, Mr. Hans Brattskar, the Ambassador of Norway stated that the prosecution of journalists and human rights defenders was unacceptable and …

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To the HRC: Iceland describes the Saudi War on Yemen as “Stupid”

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Iceland described the ongoing war in Yemen as a “stupid war” and a human disaster, calling on all the participating parties, including Saudi Arabia, to bear responsibility by responding to international demands for a ceasefire and working towards peacemaking. In his speech before the human rights council (HRC) on March 14th 2018, Mr. Harald Aspelund, the …

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Australia Raises its Concern over the Continuation of Execution of Children by Saudi Arabia

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا In the Human Rights Council, Australia raised its concern over the continuous implementation of death penalty by Saudi Arabia against  juveniles at the time of the alleged offence, and considered that in the context of  the violations of International laws. The statement that was presented on March 8, 2017 by the representative of the Australian Embassy in the UN …

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Side Event at the UN HRC: ESOHR “A Rise in Persecution against Human Rights Defenders in Saudi Arabia”

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا ESOHR highlighted repression against human rights defenders had increased alongside the Saudi governments propaganda campaign to enhance its image in front of the international community. The side event, which was organized by Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), during the thirty seventh session of UN HRC, was held on March 7, 2018, and …

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ESOHR calls upon the Human Rights Council to intervene urgently to protect the disabled protestor Munir Al-Adam from the sword of the Saudi government

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights condemned Saudi violations against special needs individuals from reaching judicial justice. In a joint statement with Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain organization, the latter noted that Saudi Arabia do not hesitate in implementing death penalties against disabled people. In its statement, on March 7th, 2018; which …

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