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Saudi Arabia executes head of household, 16 months after confirming to the United Nations a final sentence of eight years in prison

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On April 23, 2019, as part of a mass execution of 37 citizens, the Saudi government put to death Haydar Al Leif (born January 14, 1976) despite having previously assured UN special rapporteurs, in December 2017, that his death sentence had been overturned and his final sentence was eight years in prison. Al Leif was arrested …

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Four years after the UN confirmed heinous violations in his case: Saudi Arabia is close to beheading Jordanian prisoner, Hussein Abu al-Khair

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On September 26, 2019, the family of a Jordanian prisoner held by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Hussein Abu al-Khair, was notified that the criminal court in Tabuk had rejected the appeal of his death sentence on drug-related charges. A representative of the Jordanian Embassy in Saudi Arabia, tasked with monitoring the affairs of Jordanian prisoners, …

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Saudi Arabia: Seeking death penalty for Dr. Ali Alomari in a farcical trial

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is trying Dr. Ali Hamza Alomari (b. 1973) in the Specialized Criminal Court, a court created by the government to handle terrorism cases. Alomari was arrested on September 9, 2017, during a ruthless Saudi campaign against clerics and intellectuals. Dr. Ali Alomari, an academic, Islamic cleric, and author, is the president …

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Bloody rise in Saudi Arabia: 122 executions in the first half of 2019

لقرائته بالعربية إضغط هنا The Government of Saudi Arabia executed 122 people in the first half of 2019, well over doubling the number of executions carried out in the same period in 2018. This steep rise in executions comes 14 months since Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman promised in April 2018 to reduce the death penalty to the minimum possible …

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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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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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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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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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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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