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Executions increased in the first quarter of 2019 amid continuing fears for the lives of dozens

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The first quarter of 2019 got off to a bloody start in Saudi Arabia. From the beginning of the year through the end of March, Saudi Arabia has carried out 49 death sentences, a 20% increase over the first quarter of 2018, in which 39 executions were carried out. The increased rate of executions comes amid …

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Death penalty sought for Islamic researcher Hassan al-Maliki on charges that his religious views contradict Mohammad bin Salman’s pledge to destroy extremism

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا In October 2018, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia began its prosecution of the prominent Islamic researcher, Sheikh Hassan al-Maliki, in the Specialized Criminal Court in Riyadh, which was specially established in January 2009 to handle cases of terrorism and national security. The official Saudi newspaper, Sabq, said on October 1, 2018, that the Specialized Criminal Court …

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On the seventh anniversary of the arrest of minorAli al-Nimr: Saudi Arabia disregards international legal opinions for his immediate release

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Seven years have passed since Ali al-Nimr was arrested at the age of 17. He was arrested with several others on February 14, 2012, against the backdrop of the peaceful demonstrations that took place in Saudi Arabia in 2011. In 2014, his name emerged alongside his fellow minors after they were sentenced to death following unfair …

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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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2018 Death Penalty report: Saudi Arabia’s False Promise

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Introduction With crown prince Mohammed bin Salman at the helm, 2018 was a deeply violent and barbaric year for Saudi Arabia, under his defacto leadership. This year execution rates of 149 executions, shows an increase from than previous year of three executions), indicating that death penalty trends are soaring and there is no reversal of this …

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INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER CONCLUDES THAT THE INDICTMENT OF ISRAA AL-GHOMGHAM AND FIVE OTHER IS DISPROPORTIONATE AND UNFAIR

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Initial legal observations which have concluded that the indictment against female Human rights defender Israa Al-Ghomgham and five other individuals is a violation of international human right law, has been recently released by international human rights lawyer Oliver Windridge in a short memo. After a legal analysis, Windridge found several areas of immediate concern in the …

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Saudi Arabia – On international Human Rights Day, commit to these, eight specific human rights initiatives to end the human rights crisis

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On 10 December 2018, international Human Rights Day, ALQST hosted a conference to assess the state of human rights in Saudi Arabia. Representatives from Amnesty International, European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR), Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR), Human Rights Watch (HRW), International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), MENA Rights Group and Reporters Without Borders …

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Saudi Arabia Continues Sharpening the Executioner’s Blade: 58 Prisoners at Risk

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR) is monitoring 58 cases in which prisoners have received death sentences at various levels of the judicial process in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This monitoring is ongoing despite the government’s strict silence with regards to execution, victims’ issues, their court proceedings, intimidation of their families, and concealment …

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Serious concerns on the lives of political prisoners sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia after their files were sent to PSS for implementation

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا ESOHR, ADHRB and OMCT are concerned over the imminent execution in Saudi Arabia of 15 individuals and call on the government to annul their death sentences. On 1 November 2018, the case of 12 men convicted of spying for Iran and spreading the Shia faith, including that of Abbas Al-Hassan, was atransferred to the Presidency of …

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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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