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Saudi: Fears heighten over the fate of 28 citizens who have been accused of espionage on behalf of Iran. They have been transferred to the terror court after almost three years since their initial detention.

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On 12th January 2016, the Bureau of Investigation and Prosecution in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia referred 28 detained individuals, most of whom areSaudi citizens that had been arrested during a series of arrests on 17th March 2013, to Riyadh’s Specialized Criminal Court (SCC) on espionage charges, more specifically, for spying for the Islamic Republic of …

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Days after the UN Statement about the Deterioration of Freedom of Expression in Saudi Arabia,Mr. Zuhair Kutbi gets 4-year in Jail and 15-year writing Ban

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Specialized Criminal Court (SCC) has sentenced the journalist and writer Mr. Zuhair Kutbi for 4-year and 2-year suspended sentence, 5-year travel ban, 15-year writing ban plus a fine of one hundred thousand riyals ($37,500). Mr. Kutbi, 62 years old, was arrested on July 15th of 2015 after a TV interview where he called for political …

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Tweeter Abdulaziz Al-Sonaidi receives aneight yearprison sentence andfineof $13000 by Saudi Arabia for his tweetson human rights

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR)expresses its concern at the deterioration of the right to freedom of expression in Saudi Arabia.On the 13th October 2015, a Criminal Court sentenced Abdul Aziz Abdul Latif Al-Sonaidi, aged 45, to an eight year prison sentence, an eight year travel ban and a fine of 50 thousand riyals …

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Detainedin Saudi Arabiaon charges of drug trafficking: (Abu al-Khair) after an unfair trial faces the danger of death

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا In the 18th of May 2014, the Saudi Frontier Corps, arrested Hussein Abu Al-Khair who has Jordanian citizenship (June 1965). Abu Al-Khair, travelled to Saudi Arabia, coming from Aqaba (a Jordanian city), where he was stopped in the Al-Hakel province, on the charge of possession of narcotics pills in his car. The arrest of Abu Al-Khair …

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Saudi Arabia: Arbitrary arrests and illegal provisions against volunteers who protected areas exposed toterrorist threats

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Saudi European Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR) would like to express their concern about a series of arbitrary arrests and judicial decisions taken by the Saudi government with regards to a number of citizens who volunteeredas part of local civil protection missions. ESOHR wishes to highlight that the criminal court in Dammam, sentenced four citizens …

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Saudi Arabia: Long Jail Terms for Activists

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا (Beirut) – Saudi authorities sentenced several leading human rights activists and other reform advocates to lengthy jail terms in 2014 for their peaceful activism, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2015. Saudi Arabia imprisoned the activists on broad, catch-all charges designed to criminalize peaceful dissent, such as “breaking allegiance with the ruler” and …

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Saudi Arabia: King’s Reform Agenda Unfulfilled

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا (Beirut) – King Abdullah’s reign brought about marginal advances for women but failed to secure the fundamental rights of Saudi citizens to free expression, association, and assembly. Abdullah’s successor, King Salman, should halt persecution of peaceful dissidents and religious minorities, end pervasive discrimination against women, and ensure greater protections for migrant workers. Over King Abdullah’s nine-and-a-half …

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Saudi Arabia sentences the political dissident al-Nemer to death for exercising internationally preserved rights

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا After a trial spanning more than 560 days that lacked international standards for fair trials and procedures marred with many irregularities, on Wednesday, 15 October 2014, Saudi judiciary sentenced the political dissident Sheikh Nemer Baqir al-Nemer to death. This constitutes a flagrant violation of Article III of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: (Everyone has the …

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A Saudi Cleric Tawfeeq Alamer is Harshly Sentenced to 8-year After Demanding Constitutional Reforms

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On August 13, 2014, the Specialized Criminal Court (SCC) in Riyadh sentenced the Saudi’s cleric Tawfiq AlAmer (54 years) to 8-year in prison, 10-year travel ban and sermon/speech ban after being released. This is the third sentences to AlAmer, where he was sentenced to 3-year in prison and 5-year travel ban on 17/12/2012. However, the Court …

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Violating UN pledges by Applying Vague Laws and Unspecialized Court, the Saudi Court Jailed a Human Rights Defender to 15-year

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On July 6th of 2014, the Criminal Court (SCC) from its summer location in Jeddah sentenced the prominent Saudi lawyer and human rights defender Waleed Abulkhair to 15-year; a fine of 200,000 Saudi riyals, around $53,000 dollars, and 15-year travel ban after his release. He was also ordered to close all websites and online accounts that …

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