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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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Saudi Arabia 2018: Shredding of Human Rights

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Introduction: Shocking developments in the human rights situation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia appeared during 2018 in the form of systematic crimes and violations that, in their totality, signal an unprecedented stage in the country’s poor history of human rights. The government has not stopped at extrajudicial or arbitrary killings, unfair trials, torture, arbitrary arrests, …

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Saudi Arabia: Two months imprisonment and 60 lashes for citizen Bu Saleh for Practicing congregational prayers from his home

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا As part of Saudi Arabia’s continuous use of religious discriminatory policies, the government detained citizen Zuhair Hussein Bu Saleh on 2 July 2018, in order to implement a prior sentence of imprisonment and lashes issued against him for practicing his right to worship. The court issued a sentence of two months imprisonment and sixty lashes against …

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Human Rights in Saudi Arabia 2017: Persecution and intimidation of the people and breakdown of civil society

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Click here to read PDF report Introduction In 2017, Saudi Arabia experienced rapid changes in the economic, social, security, political and religious fields which came hand in hand with the appointment of the Crown Prince Mohamad Bin Salman. On June 21st, 2017 a royal order was issued to designate him as Crown Prince and Deputy Prime …

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Saudi Arabia has to enable the UN special rapporteur for the freedoms of free assembly from visiting instead of refuting his report and disapproving his criticism.

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا In front of the Human Rights council in its 32nd session, the Saudi government represented by its delegation repeated its elusive speech evading its responsibilities in admitting the reality and protecting Human Rights. The delegation responded in its statement (17 July 2016) to the report of the special rapporteur concerned in the freedom of peaceful assembly …

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Despite international outrage, Saudi Arabia maintains it’s insistence that poet Fayadh remains classified as a criminal

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا After 11 weeks since his death penalty sentence was issued for Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh, the General Court in Abha issued the final appeal verdict. On the 2nd of February 2016, the Court issued a new decision to commutethe death sentence to a lesser sentence of eight years imprisonment,, 800 lashes (to be delievered as 50 …

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The Saudi judiciary has ruled to behead Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayyadby sworddueto ideological differences

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR) expresses deep concern over the continuation of the Saudi judiciary to issue death sentences based on charges of freedom of opinion and expression. In a new provision, Abha court sentenced Palestinian poet and artist Ashraf Abdel Satar Fayyad to death on 17th November 2015. Fayyad, was born in …

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Human rights situation in Saudi Arabia in 2014

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Introduction Instead of improving, the human rights situation in Saudi Arabia has steadily deteriorated in recent years. Frustration is growing among Saudi citizens who see no prospect for any sort of reform on the part of the government. The ranks of prisoners of conscience have steadily increased in recent years. Many of these political prisoners languish …

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