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UN rapporteur calls on Saudi Arabia to immediately release Saudi prisoners: Inspirations who give strength to the world

لق��ائته بالعربية اضغط هنا The UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders, Mary Lawlor, called on Saudi Arabia to immediately and unconditionally release women human rights advocates, saying the longer they are held in prison, the worse it looks for the Saudi government. In a statement issued on 2 June 2020, coinciding with reports on the absence …

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Through first half of 2020: No sign of an end to the persecution of women in Saudi Arabia

لقرائته بالعربية إضغط هنا The first half of 2020 comes to a close with the Saudi government continuing to detain 48 women in five prisons, according to ESOHR statistics. This includes activists and human rights advocates who are receiving deficient trials and experiencing various types of torture and ill-treatment. These statistics concern female political detainees and do not include women …

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On international women’s day: A salute to Saudi women activists who have confronted tyranny and brought about change and are still paying the price

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا As the world celebrates International Women’s Day on March 8, ESOHR pays tribute to the Saudi women who have bravely fought, sacrificed, and triumphed, and are still paying the price. As on occasion to reflect on progress made,tocall forchange, and to “celebrateacts ofcourageand determination by ordinarywomen who have played anextraordinary role in the history of their …

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A year after the beginning of the trial of activist al-Ghomgham: Requestfor execution filed amid ongoing abuses

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا August 2019 marks the one-year anniversary of the beginning of the trial of human rights advocate Israa al-Ghomgham, in which the Public Prosecutor sought the death penalty. The petition – which provoked widespread condemnation for being the first time that prosecutors had requested the death sentence for a detained female human rights advocate – was amended …

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With at least 46 women in its political prisons, Saudi Arabia is easing some restrictions on women

لقرائته بالعربية إضغط هنا On July 30, 2019, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia issued a royal decree containing revisions to certain laws related to women. The decree partially amends four governmental regulations under which women’s decisions and movements were held captive to men for decades. The amendments, published in official newspaper Um Al Qura, include the travel documents law, civil status …

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The United Nations releases four letters to Saudi Arabia regarding abuses against women and Palestinians, follow-up on the guardianship system, and Khashoggi’s murder

لقرائته بالعربية إضغط هنا During the forty-first session of the UN Human Rights Council (24 June-12 July 2019), special rapporteurs presented four issues raised with Saudi Arabia, consisting of letters Saudi Arabia received between December 2018 and February 2019 and the subsequent replies received by the rapporteurs between February 1 and April 30, 2019. The four letters raised to 95 the …

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After Bin Salman’s deceptive promises of female empowerment, Saudi women face their toughest year yet

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا In 2018, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia witnessed an unprecedented escalation against women, especially female human rights advocates, where the government launched campaigns of arrests against leaders demanding the elimination of the ban on women driving and the male guardianship system. Although changes in the system over the last three yearshave restored some rights to women, …

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Saudi Arabia refers women’s rightsadvocates and peaceful activists to terror court

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Saudi Arabia’s public prosecutor announced on March 1 that it had completed its investigations and compiled a bill of particularsagainst several people arrested by the Presidency of State Security. It claimed they had been detained over coordinated, organised actions to undermine the security and social peace of the Kingdom and damage the fabric of the nation. …

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Saudi Arabia: Ten months since the arrest of visual artist Noor al-Musallam for tweets written when she was a minor

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Visual artist Noor Said al-Musallam has been held in prison since April 2018, without just legal cause. She was arrested afterquestioning at the General Investigation Directoratestation in the city of Anak, located in the eastern governorate of Qatif. Sources told the European-Saudi Organisation for Human Rights (ESOHR) that members of the Mabahith had called Noor al-Musallam’s …

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Public prosecutor changes the death sentence in the case of human rights advocate Israa al-Ghomgham: Saudi evasion does not bring about justice

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Official information from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia confirms that the prosecution has changed its request in the case of human rights advocateIsraa al-Ghomgham, converting it from the death penalty to life in prison. This change follows four sessions that were held in the trial of al-Ghomgham beginning in August 2018. The first session took place …

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