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Baroness and Former House of Lords Member Calls for Sending a Delegation to Saudi Arabia for Inquiry into the Death Penalty, Calls for Return of Victims’ Bodies

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Barrister, baroness, and former House of Lords member Helena Kennedy released a report prepared in coordination with human rights groups on the illegal death penalty in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that expressed her concern about the grave violations involved inthispunishment’s application. Titled “A Perverse and Ominous Enterprise: The Death Penalty and Illegal Executions in Saudi …

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Saudi Arabia: Seeking hudud punishment for hiraba for activist 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 an activist who led demonstrations and funeral marches for demonstrators, activists, and photographers killed by Saudi forces during various demonstrations and raids. The Saudi government arrested Hussein al-Farraj …

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UN Rapporteur: Saudi Agents Extrajudicially Executed Jamaal Khashoggi

لقراءته باللغة العربية إضغط هنا At the most recent session of the UN Human Rights Council, the most senior UN official on the subject of extrajudicial killings accused the Government of Saudi Arabia of extra-judicially and extra-territorially murdering Jamal Kashoggi, an exiled journalist of Saudi origin, and called upon all governments to carry out their universal rights to detain and …

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Bloody rise in Saudi Arabia: 122 executions in the first half of 2019

لقرائته بالعربية إضغط هنا The Government of Saudi Arabia executed 122 people in the first half of 2019, well over doubling the number of executions carried out in the same period in 2018. This steep rise in executions comes 14 months since Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman promised in April 2018 to reduce the death penalty to the minimum possible …

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Positive international stances supporting the Callamard Report: Condemnation of Saudi Arabia and demand for immediate action

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On January 26, 2019, Agnes Callamard, the Special Rapporteur for extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions, presented her report on the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi before the Human Rights Council at its forty-first session. The rapporteur confirmed before the Council that her investigation found credible evidence calling for further investigation into the culpability of senior officials, including …

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Saudi Arabia wants to crucify minor Murtaja Qureiris for charges dating back to when he was 11

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا In September 2018, amid Saudi Arabia’s use of the death penalty to eliminate opinion-makers, dissidents, protestors, and children by relying on religious texts and extremist interpretations, the Saudi public prosecution,which is directly linked to Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, made a dramatic request for the crucifixion of minor Murtaja Qureiris, the youngest political prisoner in the …

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Saudi Arabia responds to United Nations rapporteur request to suspend 37 death sentences by beheading

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Regarding several individuals beheaded on 23 April 2019, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia blatantly disregarded requests and recommendations previously submitted by Ben Emmerson, the former Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism. Ben Emmerson had frankly and straightforwardly requested that the Saudi government “re-examine all cases in which …

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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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Saudi Arabia executes Yemeni youth despite testimonies of his innocence

لقرائته باللغة العربية إضغط هنا On January 27, 2019, the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia executed Yemeni detainee Yaseen Mohammed Ali (born 7December 1990) as part of a mass execution including other Yemenis. This followeda series of arbitrary and extra-judicial measures as well as testimony confirming his innocence. He was arrested in 2010 and charged – along with …

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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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