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International Day in Support of Victims of Torture: We stand with torture victims in Saudi Arabia and call for those responsible to be held accountable

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا Today, in commemoration of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, we, the undersigned organizations, stand with the victims of torture in Saudi Arabia. We stand with all human rights defenders and activists who have been arrested and tortured for exercising legitimate rights in reprisal against their ongoing campaign for human rights. The Saudi …

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Torture: Permissible Crime in Saudi prisons

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا In conjunction with the annual International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on June 26, ESOHR has concluded, after reviewing 110 cases of arbitrary detention in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, that the crime of torture is still systemically carried out in Saudi prisons, not excepting children and women. In this study, ESOHR presents its …

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Working Group concludes that the detention of Al-Nukheifi, Al-Shubaili, and Al-Hamid is arbitrary, based on their human rights activities, and demands that those responsible for violations be held accountable

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Working Group on Arbitrary Detention stated that the detention of Issa al-Nukheifi, Abdulaziz al-Shubaili, and Issa al-Hamid is arbitrary, and it called on the Saudi government to take the necessary steps to correct their situation without delay and in alignment with relevant international standards. In an opinion issued in February 2020, the Working Group considered …

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Social solidarity and sympathy during the holiday: A weapon against the Saudi government’s persecution of the people

لقرائته بالعربية إضغط هنا Feelings of fear, sadness, and anticipation prevail in many homes in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia asthe Eid al-Fitr holiday approaches this year. With the world fighting the Coronavirus epidemic, and amid fears of its spread in prisons, families in Saudi Arabia are being forbidden from seeing or visiting their imprisoned relatives. Some families have confirmed …

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Facing the death sentence 56 months after his arrest:Awayshirdenied justice, suffering aggravated whenkept from his father’s deathbed

لقرائته بالعربية إضغط هنا Fifty-six months after his arrest, a judge in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia continues to delay the case of prisoner Ali Ahmed Awayshir and his co-defendants, Mousa al-Hashim, Ahmed al-Matroud, and Khalid al-Ghanim. All four face the death sentenceas requestedby the Public Prosecutor’s office in August 2018. The delay in the case and the postponement of …

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Saudi Arabia kills Egyptian citizen on minor charge after unfair trial, disregards family’s request to return the body

لقراءته بالعربية إضغط هنا On 14 January 2020, in the city of Tabuk, the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia carried out a discretionary death penalty against an Egyptian citizen, Muammar al-Qaddafi Mohammed Nagy al-Qanawy, on charges of smuggling contraband amphetamine pills. The Ministry of Interior announced the execution in a statement published by the Saudi Press Agency. It …

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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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Four years after the UN confirmed heinous violations in his case: Saudi Arabia is close to beheading Jordanian prisoner, Hussein Abu al-Khair

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On September 26, 2019, the family of a Jordanian prisoner held by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Hussein Abu al-Khair, was notified that the criminal court in Tabuk had rejected the appeal of his death sentence on drug-related charges. A representative of the Jordanian Embassy in Saudi Arabia, tasked with monitoring the affairs of Jordanian prisoners, …

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Saudi Arabia: Seeking hudud punishment for hiraba for HRD tortured during interrogation

لقرائته بالعربية إضغط هنا In a serious development regarding the death penalty in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the public prosecution has sought the hudud punishment for hiraba (waging war against God) for a human rights defender who led demonstrations and funeral marches for demonstrators, activists, and photographers killed by Saudi forces during various demonstrations and raids. The Saudi government arrested …

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After April massacre, at least 20 prisoners on death row

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Since Saudi Arabia killed 37 citizens on 23 April 2019, in a mass execution slaughter, concerns have been increasing for the lives of at least 20 detainees, with available information indicating serious violations of the conditions for fair trials. There is a general lack of transparency in the Saudi government’s actions in the cases of detainees, …

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