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United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Saudi Arabia Must Review the Conviction of the disabled demonstrator Munir Adam

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا During its 20th Session in July-September 2018, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) issued a decision on the case of Saudi national Munir Adam finding Saudi Arabia in violation of its obligations under the CPRD and calling upon the kingdom to provide him with effective remedies, including an investigation into …

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Saudi Arabia: Retaliation against activists abroad by persecuting families and treating them as hostages

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The repression and targeting practiced by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in recent years against the people, activists, and human rights advocates has driven hundreds, if not thousands, to emigrate from the country.In emigrating, their goal is either to protect themselves from being targeted for execution, torture, prison, and unjust sentences; to freely engage in various …

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Saudi Government: Arbitrary and Systematic Policy to Detain and Conceal Bodies and Deny Victim’s Families Burial of their Relatives

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The murder of Jamal Khashoggi may raise the number of detained and missing bodies to 32 The body of journalist Jamal Khashoggi – whom Saudi Arabia has acknowledged was killed in its consulate in Turkey after he entered it on October 2, 2018 – may be added to a long list of bodies detained by the Saudi …

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Public prosecution calls for further beheadings, including execution of Sheikh Salman Al-Ouda, in unjust trial

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Saudi Arabia’s Public Prosecution, which reports directly to King Salman, continues to demand horrific punishments for Sheikh Salman Al-Ouda. On September 4, 2018, the prosecution called for his execution during the first session of an unjust trial, which is the first in a series of trials following a wave of arrests in September 2017. The state …

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51 Prisoner in Saudi Arabia are awaiting execution

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا As part of the European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR) follow-up of detainees cases who are facing death sentences in the kingdom, the organization has documented and monitored the situation of 51 detainees who have death penalty judgements which are at various stages. ESOHR obtained confirmed information about some victims as well as official court …

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IN A PRECEDENT, THE SAUDI PROSECUTION CALLS FOR THE BEHEADING OF FEMALE HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER ISRAA AL-GHOMGHAM

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Shocking news has emerged regarding the Saudi public prosecution calling for the death penalty sentence against female human rights defender, which is a dangerous precedent, as it will be the first time that the death penalty sentence has been demanded against a female activist. Israa Al- Ghomgham, a well known female human rights defender from Qatif, …

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Saudi Arabia: remains wedded to the cult of execution

The Death Penalty Annual Report 2017 Click here to read PDF report Introduction 2017 was a very volatile year for the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with widespread economic and political changes, which have been labelled by the Saudi government as ‘reforms’.  However, despite the promise of reforms, Saudi Arabia’s poor human rights record continues to plunge into deeper crisis with …

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Misguided Allegations in the Saudi response on Canada’s stance demanding the release of the Activists

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights (ESOHR) followed the comment of the Saudi Foreign Ministry on the Canadian stance in which the latter expressed its concern toward the detentions of activists of civil society and women’s rights. (ESOHR) noticed many fallacies in the Saudi response. We, in (ESOHR), believe that this statement is a part …

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ADHRB and ESOHR Condemn Saudi Arabia’s Arrest of Samar Badawi and Naseema Alsada

On 30 July, Saudi officials arrested prominent human rights defenders and women’s rights activists Samar Badawi and Naseema Alsada. Their arrests were overseen by the Presidency of State Security, Saudi Arabia’s domestic security and intelligence service and a body complicit in numerous human rights abuses, and they signal that the Saudi government remains intent on silencing critical voices and activists. …

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Saudi Arabia is carrying out new execution series 3 months after empty promises made by the crown prince

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On July 17th 2017, Saudi Arabia beheaded seven individuals whom accused with murder, helping in carrying out murders and drugs smuggling. This number of executions considers as the highest figure implemented in one day since the crown prince Mohamad Bin Salman declared on the last April that he will decrease executions to the maximum extent possible; …

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