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A “Misleading” Royal Order to Halt the Execution of Minors in Saudi Arabia

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا On 24 March 2020, the Government of Saudi Arabia issued a royal decree to suspend all death sentences in the form of taazir against persons who had not attained 18 years of age at the time of the commission of their alleged offence, and to amend all provisions in accordance with the juvenile system to provide …

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Saudi Arabia violates Convention on the Rights of the Child: Executes al-Ghamdi for crime that occurred when he was 15 years old

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On April 8, 2020, the Saudi government in the al-Bahahregion carried out a qisas [retributive justice] sentence against citizen Abdul Mohsen al-Ghamdi, who had been charged with intentional homicide when he was a child. Saudi Arabia carried out the death sentence despite urgent appealspublished on social media for the sentence to be commuted or at least …

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Saudi Arabia Condemns Abdullah Al-Huwaiti to Death after Covering Up his Torture, Despite Domestic Law Prohibiting the Minor’s Execution

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On October 27, 2019, the criminal court in Tabuk in northern Saudi Arabia issued a death sentence for minor Abdullah Al-Huwaiti after he was charged with armed robbery of a jewelry store and the killing of a soldier with a firearm in Duba Governorate.Five others were convicted for their involvement in the crime and sentenced to …

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Before Human Rights Council representatives: official Human Rights Commission promotes formalities without making Saudi Arabia effectively cease its ongoing violations

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s official Human Rights Commission is promoting what it describes as a human rights achievement: the launching of an initiative that uses national databases to track the implementation of recommendations from international mechanisms. At the November 3, 2019, ceremony(attended by Nathalie Fustier, UN Resident Coordinator in Saudi Arabia, and Christina Meinecke, coordinator …

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Saudi Arabia has prevented five children from seeing their fatherfor one year

لقرائته بالعربية إضغط هنا The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia continues to prevent five children and their mother from traveling and for almost a year has deprived them of seeing their father who lives abroad. On August 18, 2018, Mrs. Zahra al-Hashim and her five children (Hassan, 10, Hussein, 9, Zeinab, 7, Abbas, 3, and Fatima, 2) left Beirut, where she was …

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Saudi Arabia wants to crucify minor Murtaja Qureiris for charges dating back to when he was 11

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا In September 2018, amid Saudi Arabia’s use of the death penalty to eliminate opinion-makers, dissidents, protestors, and children by relying on religious texts and extremist interpretations, the Saudi public prosecution,which is directly linked to Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, made a dramatic request for the crucifixion of minor Murtaja Qureiris, the youngest political prisoner in the …

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Saudi Arabia must investigate transparent the allegations of recurrent sexual abuse of children at Social Observation Home

لقرائته باللغة العربية إضغط هنا The European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights (ESOHR) has received a complaint about recurrent sexual abuse of detained children by employees at a social observation home (Saudi juvenile detention facility). According to the complaint, children are subjected to sexual abuse, and most of them are afraid to disclose what they have suffered due to fear …

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Six minors beheaded in Saudi execution spree

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا In what can only be described as a state killing spree, on the 23rd of April 2019, Saudi Arabia violently and secretly executed 37 individuals en masse, at least six of whom were minors: Mohammad Saeed Al-Skafi, Salman Amin Alkoraysh, Mojtaba AlSowaiket, Abdullah Salman AlSoraih, Abdulaziz Hassan Al-Sahwi and Abdulkarim AlHawaj. The families of these minors …

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UN, EU, and NGOs Condemn the Execution of 37 Men in Saudi Arabia

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Yesterday, the Government of Saudi Arabia executed 37 men for alleged terrorist crimes. Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior (MoI) confirmed the executions in a tweet and the Saudi Press Agency published a statement by the MoI, along with a list of those executed. Sixteen of the executed men were previously the subjects of communications from United …

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Saudi Arabia is carrying out a second oppressive mass slaughter in the era of King Salman, including children, protestors, and activists

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Without the knowledge of the victims’ families, the Saudi government today circulated awful news of the execution of 37 people, including minors, protestors, and the disabled. Many of them were linked to the Arab Spring protests that took place in Saudi Arabia, particular in the governorate of Qatif beginning on 17 February 2011. Others were charged …

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