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UN Questions Saudi Government over Bezos Phone Hacking Scandle

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا The United Nations Special Rapporteurs on Free Speech and Executions released a communication to the Government of Saudi Arabia alleging that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was personally involved in a coordinating hacking campaign against Jezz Bezos, the CEO of Amazon and the owner of the Washington Post. The European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR) …

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Special rapporteurs call for Saudi Arabia to lift the death penalty against four influential figures: If carried out, the judgments will constitute criminal arbitrary executions for which the state bears responsibility

لقرائته باللغة العربية إضغط هنا United Nations special rapporteurs have expressed concerns that the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is issuing death sentences against individuals accused of exercising their fundamental rights to freedom of opinion, belief, and religion. On 29 November 2019, several UN special rapporteurs sent a letter to the Saudi government concerning the cases of Dr. …

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Mohammed bin Salman remains a domestic and international security risk: UN statement on hack of cellphone belonging to owner of Amazon and The Washington Post

لقرائته بالعربية إصغط هنا The European Saudi Organization for Human Rights believes that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and his governmental apparatus is not only a domestic security risk to civil society, but has also become a security threat outside Saudi Arabia’s borders, affecting countries, individuals from Saudi Arabia, and many others. On January 22, 2020, special rapporteurs from …

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UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Outraged at the Execution of al-Hawaj and Al Adam

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Groupasserts that Saudi Arabia’s violation of its international obligations may constitute crimes against humanity The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention expressed outrage at Saudi Arabia’s execution of Abdulkareem al-Hawaj and Munir Al Adamas part of its horrific mass execution of 37 people on April 23, 2019,even after calls in August 2018 to specifically …

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Joint statement at 42nd session of Human Rights Council: 24 nations condemn Saudi Arabia’s widespread and ongoing violations

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Six months following a statement signed by 36 nations and delivered by Iceland before the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, and amid ongoing disregard for UN appeals, 24 nations repeated their condemnation of Saudi Arabia’s human rights violations. In a statement led by Australia and delivered by its representative, Sally Mansfield, under Item 8, the …

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Arbitrary executions and arrests are subject of symposium in which ESOHR will participate on the sidelines of the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The European-Saudi Organisation for Human Rights will participate, along with other organizations, in a symposium on the sidelines of the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, in September 2019. Participating in the symposium, entitled “Crisis at the Human Rights Council: Arbitrary executions and arrests in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” are Tyler Pry …

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Opening of the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council: Saudi Arabia ends its fourth membership by failing to meet its obligations

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Human Rights Council (HRC) has opened its 42nd session, September 9-27, 2019, in which it will discuss conditions and developments in global human rights. It marks the last session in which the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will participate as a member state of the HRC, its fourth such membership, set to end in December of …

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Positive international stances supporting the Callamard Report: Condemnation of Saudi Arabia and demand for immediate action

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On January 26, 2019, Agnes Callamard, the Special Rapporteur for extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions, presented her report on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi before the Human Rights Council at its forty-first session. The rapporteur confirmed before the Council that her investigation found credible evidence calling for further investigation into the culpability of senior officials, including …

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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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Iceland from the HRC: Saudi step of lifting ban on women’s driving isn’t enough, and expresses its concerns over the rising number of executions

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Deputy Ambassador of Iceland in the United Nations organizations Ms. Nina Björk called for taking several steps along with the last step that enabled women to get their right to drive, to raise the level of their rights practice. The statement that delivered under the fourth item of the thirty-eighth session of the Human Rights …

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