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Callamard: Rulings in Khashoggi case are illegitimate, Bin Salman remains shielded from responsibility

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا Agnès Callamard, the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions, believes that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman continues to be shielded from any type of investigation into his responsibility for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, stressing that the rulings in this case must not be allowed to “whitewash what happened.” In a series of tweets on …

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Saudis to review all death sentences for childhood crimes

للقراءة باللغة العربية اضغط هنا The Saudi Human Rights Commission (HRC) has announced that the death sentences of Ali al-Nimr, Dawood al-Marhoon and Abdullah al-Zaher have been referred for review, as a result of a recent royal decree mandating that the maximum punishment for childhood crimes should be ten years imprisonment. Abdullah was 15 years old when he was detained …

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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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Saudi Arabia attacks Special Rapporteur calling for independent investigations of the Khashoggi case

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has reiterated its attack on the Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Killings, Agnès Callamard, against the backdrop of her investigation into the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Within the context of the right to respond during the Interactive Dialogue at the 44th session of the Human Rights Council on 10 July 2020, …

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Callamard asks states to pressure Saudi Arabia to release activists ahead of the G20 summit

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا The UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Killings, Agnès Callamard, urged Human Rights Council member states to pressure the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to release imprisoned activists ahead of the G20 summit to be held in Riyadh in November. During the Interactive Dialogue under Item 3 of the 44th session of the HRC on 9 July 2020, …

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Sheikh al-Jirani kidnapping: Unlimited number of suspects in mysterious crime

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا On 13 December 2016, Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah al-Jirani, a judge at the Endowments and Inheritance Circuit in Qatif, was kidnapped by masked men in front of his home in Tarout Island, and driven to an unknown location, according to official newspaper reports. On 19 December 2017, the Saudi Ministry of Interior announced that a body had …

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Freedom of the press in Saudi Arabia falls prey tomurder, arrest, and surveillance

لقرائته بالعربية إضغط هنا From behind prison bars, and amid fear of retaliation and unfair laws, journalists in Saudi Arabia celebratedWorld Press Freedom Day on 3 May 2020, under the theme,“Journalism Without Fear or Favor.” The United Nations proclaimed World Press Freedom Day in 1993 with the goal of reminding “governments of the need to respect their commitment to freedom …

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Saudi Arabia kills, detains and displaces indigenous people, to set up the NEOM project

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا In 13 April, 2020 the Government of Saudi Arabia extra-judicially executed a man mere hours after he posted a video on social media expressing defiance against a forced eviction order, which he received as part of the Government’s NEOM project. The European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR) condemns both the associated extrajudicial killing and the …

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Saudi Arabia: King Salman’s 800th execution

لقرائته بالعربية إضغط هنا On April 8, 2020, Saudi Arabia carried out the 800th execution since 2015, in the reign of King Salman bin Abdulaziz. The rate of executions has doubled under his rule. Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman said the Kingdom intends to “minimise” the number of executions. This latest grim milestone shows that the opposite is in fact the …

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One year after the gruesome murder of Jamal Khashoggi, NGOs renew their call and demand justice for Jamal

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On 2 October 2018, Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain official documents in order to get married, but he did not make it out alive. He was brutally killed inside the consulate in what the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Dr Agnes Callamard, called a “premeditated extrajudicial killing” …

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