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Saudi Arabia: Seeking hudud punishment for hiraba for activist tortured during interrogation

لقرائته بالعربية إضغط هنا In a serious development regarding the death penalty in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the public prosecution has sought the hudud punishment for hiraba (waging war against God) for an activist who led demonstrations and funeral marches for demonstrators, activists, and photographers killed by Saudi forces during various demonstrations and raids. The Saudi government arrested Hussein al-Farraj …

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After April massacre, at least 20 prisoners on death row

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Since Saudi Arabia killed 37 citizens on 23 April 2019, in a mass execution slaughter, concerns have been increasing for the lives of at least 20 detainees, with available information indicating serious violations of the conditions for fair trials. There is a general lack of transparency in the Saudi government’s actions in the cases of detainees, …

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Saudi Arabia executes Yemeni youth despite testimonies of his innocence

لقرائته باللغة العربية إضغط هنا On January 27, 2019, the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia executed Yemeni detainee Yaseen Mohammed Ali (born 7December 1990) as part of a mass execution including other Yemenis. This followeda series of arbitrary and extra-judicial measures as well as testimony confirming his innocence. He was arrested in 2010 and charged – along with …

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Six minors beheaded in Saudi execution spree

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا In what can only be described as a state killing spree, on the 23rd of April 2019, Saudi Arabia violently and secretly executed 37 individuals en masse, at least six of whom were minors: Mohammad Saeed Al-Skafi, Salman Amin Alkoraysh, Mojtaba AlSowaiket, Abdullah Salman AlSoraih, Abdulaziz Hassan Al-Sahwi and Abdulkarim AlHawaj. The families of these minors …

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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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Looming execution could be carried out at any moment amid continuing violations, degradation, and abuse against detainee Abbas al-Hassan

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Despite a final death sentence and the transfer of his case to the Presidency of State Security, Abbas Hassan, a detainee in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is still being subjected to violations. According to information obtained by the European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights (ESOHR), al-Hassan was subjected to psychological and physical torture in January …

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“Not Acts of islamic”, an extreme approach used by the Saudi judges to justify the execution and supression of oppenents

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا A review conducted by the European-Saudi Organisation for Human Rights (ESOHR) of a number of “sentencing instruments,” issued by the notorious Specialized Criminal Court, concerning 27 political prisoners, some of whom were executed,[1] as well as a number of other “indictments” issued by the public prosecutor against seven political prisoners,[2] reveals that Saudi Arabia selects religious …

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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 Continues Sharpening the Executioner’s Blade: 58 Prisoners at Risk

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR) is monitoring 58 cases in which prisoners have received death sentences at various levels of the judicial process in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This monitoring is ongoing despite the government’s strict silence with regards to execution, victims’ issues, their court proceedings, intimidation of their families, and concealment …

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Saudi Arabia: Torture under king Salman’s watch

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Although more than 20 years have passed since Saudi Arabia acceded to the UN Convention against Torture (UN CAT)  in 1997, Saudi Arabia has failed to ensure adequate awareness, implementation and education with regard to its ratification of the torture convention, in accordance with article 10 which states “Each State Party shall ensure that education and information …

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