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States Express “Deep Concern” as Saudi Arabia bids to rejoin UN Human Rights Council

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا On 15 September 2020 at the Human Rights Council in Geneva, a group of 29 States  expressed “deep con-cern” about human rights in Saudi Arabia. Reprieve and the European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR) support this statement and echo its concerns, chiefly that the Saudi Arabian government has not followed promises of reform with action …

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29 States call on Saudi Arabia at the HRC to release women political detainees

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا On behalf of 29 countries, Denmark raised fears regarding the status of human rights in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In a joint statement during the Human Rights Council’s 45th session in Geneva, on 15 September 2020, Denmark voiced its deep regret for “the continued detention of at least five women human rights defenders, arrested in …

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High Commissioner calls for immediate release of Saudi women detainees

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has expressed her deep concern over the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s ongoing arbitrary detention of women human rights advocates who have called for women to be empowered to make their own choices, and she called for their release without delay. The High Commissioner raised her concerns about …

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UN rapporteurs question Saudi Arabia’s vague decision to end the execution of minors

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا Special rapporteurs from the United Nations raised concerns about the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s failure to publish the text of the royal decree that the Human Rights Commission said protects minors from the death penalty. The rapporteurs asserted that this is leading to uncertainty regarding the scope of the decision and whether it contains any exceptions, …

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Clash with reality: Saudi Arabia claims Coronavirus measures are consistent with human rights

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has declared that its efforts to stem the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) take place within the framework of a human rights-based approach with two parallel tracks: combating the epidemic and limiting its spread on the one hand, and mitigatingthe effects of the precautionary measures taken to limit its spread on human rights …

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Saudi Arabia exploits Coronavirus measures to increase repression: High Commissioner calls for respect for human rights amid the pandemic

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا Six months since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has not taken any measures to limit the impact on prisoners, instead it has exploited the pandemic to increase repression of freedoms. Amid the ongoing pandemic, UNHRC High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet opened the 44th session of the Human Rights Council by expressing …

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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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One year after the April massacre and ten months since a formal denial of violations: Continuing fears for the life of Dr. Abbas Alabbad

Dr. Abbas Alabbad

لقرائته بالعربية إضغط هنا On 24 June 2019, the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia responded to a letter it received in May 2019, from several UN special rapporteurs, regarding the case of detainee Dr. Abbas Alabbad. The Saudi response included a denial of information presented in the complaint concerning abuses against Abbas Alabbad, a consultant pediatric nephrologist at …

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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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