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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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The Saudi Judicial System Sentenced the Photographer AlSafer to 7 Years in Prison, Based on his Participation in Media

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا A recent series of prosecutions has been taken place in Saudi courts against human rights activists and journalists. The Specialized Criminal Court (SCC), temporarily relocated to Jeddah city for the summer, sentenced Jassim Makki AlSafer (28 years old) to 7 years in prison and another 7 years travel ban. AlSafer was arrested from his work and had been …

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In an Unfair Trial, the Saudi Judiciary Sentenced a Protester 17 Years

In the 15th of December 2012, Saudi authorities arbitrarily arrested Majid Saeed Al Nassif (07/10/1979), from his private office in the city of Al-Awamiya of Qatif province. In clear violation of article 2 of the Law of Criminal Procedure, at the eleventh hour the morning of Saturday, he was ambushed by four security men, masked and dressed informally, while doing …

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After Torture and Delay the Lawyer, the Saudi Judiciary Sentenced ( Al-Utal ) to Death

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Due to systematic practiced of torture in the Saudi intelligence’s prisons of prisoners of conscience; demonstrators and others,this has given the authority an opportunity tocharge a number of them with false accusations. Based on continuous observation by the European Saudi Society for Human Rights (ESSHR), it seems that detainees have poor possibility of proving their innocence …

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Judiciary of Saudi Sentenced to Death a Minor Who Participated in Demonstrations

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The prosecution procedure of political prisoners and prisoners of conscience in Saudi has been routinely exceeding human rights standard to the point of threatening the detainee’s life. This includes those who were arrested in regard of organizing and participating in the peaceful demonstrations in the province of Qatif, eastern of Saudi Arabia. Specifically, as Morse AlRebh’s …

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From School Chairs to Death Penalty, the Saudi Citizen (Ali AlRebh)

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On the ninth of June 2014, the Special Criminal Court (SCC) in Jeddah, in the presence of three judges headed by Judge Omar AlHassen, announced an initial sentenced to the death penalty on Ali Saeed Al-profit (20 years) on in the fifth session of his trial. AlRebh has been in the Investigation Department prison in Dammam. …

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The Saudi Court Gave Reda Alrubh the death sentence, With Statements Extracted under Torture

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On the 26th of May, the Special Criminal Court in Jeddah issued, in the case front of three judges headed by Bander Al-Tuwaijri, a primary death sentence on the prisoner of Dammam Investigation Reda Jafar Alrubh (26 year), in the fourth session of the trial. The prosecutor called for the implementation of the death sentence on …

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