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Through first half of 2020: No sign of an end to the persecution of women in Saudi Arabia

لقرائته بالعربية إضغط هنا The first half of 2020 comes to a close with the Saudi government continuing to detain 48 women in five prisons, according to ESOHR statistics. This includes activists and human rights advocates who are receiving deficient trials and experiencing various types of torture and ill-treatment. These statistics concern female political detainees and do not include women …

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After four years in solitary confinement: Fear of secret trial for Sheikh al-Hilal

لقرائته بالعربية إضغط هنا Four years after his arrest in clear violation of international and local laws, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia continues to keep Sheikh Samir al-Hilal in solitary confinement for the fourth year without any contact with family members or a lawyer, without charging him, and without trial. Since September 2015, the family of Sheikh Samir al-Hilal (born …

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Saudi Arabia kills Egyptian citizen on minor charge after unfair trial, disregards family’s request to return the body

لقراءته بالعربية إضغط هنا On 14 January 2020, in the city of Tabuk, the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia carried out a discretionary death penalty against an Egyptian citizen, Muammar al-Qaddafi Mohammed Nagy al-Qanawy, on charges of smuggling contraband amphetamine pills. The Ministry of Interior announced the execution in a statement published by the Saudi Press Agency. It …

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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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