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Family torn apart by wrongful deportation of four abused young women

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا At this moment, in southwest Saudi Arabia, a bus is transporting four sisters who are being forcibly and arbitrarily deported to Yemen as a result of a deportation order issued by the Ministry of Interior. The order came in spite of a domestic abuse case pending before the court, involving the girls’ father. The second hearing …

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UN special rapporteurs raise concerns about Saudi Arabia’s facilitation of human trafficking

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا Special rapporteurs from the United Nations have raised the issue of facilitation of slavery and human trafficking in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia via online apps. A letter, sent on 19 June 2020, was signed by the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery; the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises; …

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While Saudi Arabia carries out violence against women, UN rapporteur calls for protection of female journalists and an end to violence

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا The UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Dubravka Šimonovic, stated that female journalists face special dangers while doing their jobs and called on governments to enact additional protections for them. This comes amidst the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s numerous violations against female writers and journalists, with ESOHR noting the arrest of at least four of …

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At the 44th session of the HRC, Saudi Arabia claims to empower and protect women while arresting and torturing prominent women’s rights advocates

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has repeated its claims before the Human Rights Council regarding women’s rights. On 6 July 2020, during a discussion of the report of the Working Group on the Issue of Discrimination Against Women at the 44th session of the HRC in Geneva, the head of the Saudi delegation’s Human Rights Division, …

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UN rapporteur calls on Saudi Arabia to immediately release Saudi prisoners: Inspirations who give strength to the world

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا The UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders, Mary Lawlor, called on Saudi Arabia to immediately and unconditionally release women human rights advocates, saying the longer they are held in prison, the worse it looks for the Saudi government. In a statement issued on 2 June 2020, coinciding with reports on the absence …

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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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On international women’s day: A salute to Saudi women activists who have confronted tyranny and brought about change and are still paying the price

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا As the world celebrates International Women’s Day on March 8, ESOHR pays tribute to the Saudi women who have bravely fought, sacrificed, and triumphed, and are still paying the price. As on occasion to reflect on progress made,tocall forchange, and to “celebrateacts ofcourageand determination by ordinarywomen who have played anextraordinary role in the history of their …

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A year after the beginning of the trial of activist al-Ghomgham: Requestfor execution filed amid ongoing abuses

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا August 2019 marks the one-year anniversary of the beginning of the trial of human rights advocate Israa al-Ghomgham, in which the Public Prosecutor sought the death penalty. The petition – which provoked widespread condemnation for being the first time that prosecutors had requested the death sentence for a detained female human rights advocate – was amended …

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With at least 46 women in its political prisons, Saudi Arabia is easing some restrictions on women

لقرائته بالعربية إضغط هنا On July 30, 2019, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia issued a royal decree containing revisions to certain laws related to women. The decree partially amends four governmental regulations under which women’s decisions and movements were held captive to men for decades. The amendments, published in official newspaper Um Al Qura, include the travel documents law, civil status …

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The United Nations releases four letters to Saudi Arabia regarding abuses against women and Palestinians, follow-up on the guardianship system, and Khashoggi’s murder

لقرائته بالعربية إضغط هنا During the forty-first session of the UN Human Rights Council (24 June-12 July 2019), special rapporteurs presented four issues raised with Saudi Arabia, consisting of letters Saudi Arabia received between December 2018 and February 2019 and the subsequent replies received by the rapporteurs between February 1 and April 30, 2019. The four letters raised to 95 the …

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