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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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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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Death in Saudi prisons: Denial of torture and lack of accountability

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا As is typical in cases of prison deaths in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which have been increasing in recent years, the Saudi government has not opened any investigation to determine responsibility for the death of journalist Saleh Al-Shehhi on 19 July 2020, two months after his sudden release from prison, or the death of the …

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A mysterious end to the life of a brave journalist in Saudi Arabia

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا Writer and journalist Saleh al-Shehi passed away on 19 July 2020. On 26 June 2020, one of his relatives was informed that he had been hospitalized in intensive care at the North Medical Tower in the governorate of Arar for 10 days. He was released from prison unexpectedly on May 19, 28 months after his arrest …

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The cases of Sheikh al-Habib and minor Murtaja Qureiris: UN experts believe that Saudi practices may promote gross violations of human rights

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا On 11 May 2020, UN Special Rapporteurssent a letter to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia regarding the arrest and ill treatment of Sheikh Mohammed Hassan al-Habib and Murtaja Qureiris. The letter was signed by the Special Rapporteur for freedom of religion or belief; the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention; the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and …

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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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