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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 – 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: 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 Arabia on World Press Freedom Day: Laws & Policies Legalize the Systemic Violation Of Press Freedom

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا While the word is celebrating the World Press Freedom Day, on May 3, 2018, press pioneers in Saudi Arabia are behind the bars and in the courtroom dedicated to terrorism for their desire of practicing freedom. It opened up the issue of “The Balance of Power: Media, Justice & the Rule of Law”, the UN underscored …

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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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In the International Day: Press Freedom in Saudi Arabia is Limited to the Government’s Practices and No Freedom in the Horizon

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا While the world celebrates The World Press Freedom Day in the 3rd of May every year, Saudi Arabia continues practicing various types of oppression against press and journalists by preventing all forms of free opinion expression, in addition to pursuing, arresting, and prosecuting its practitioners. UN has chosen the title: Visionary Minds in Critical Times: The …

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200 days on and undue delays from appeals courts increase fears for poet Ashraf Fayadh’s fate

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا It has been 200 days since the General court in Abha lowered the death sentence judgment  against the Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh and sentenced him to 8 years and 800 lashes as a result of him exercising his freedom of opinion and expression, Fayadh ‘s destiny remains unclear. The issue is on-going delay by the appeal …

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NGOs call for human rights abuses to be addressed in the forthcoming EU-GCC Ministerial Meeting

18 July 2016 – With the 25th European Union-Gulf Cooperation Council (EU-GCC) Ministerial meeting set to take place in Brussels on 18 July 2016, we, the undersigned organisations, call on Ms Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, as well as the ministers of EU member states, to raise a number of pressing …

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UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association put Saudi Arabia at the forefront of the scene of exercising religious and political fundamentalism

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا In the framework of the 32nd Session of the Human Rights Council, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedoms of peaceful assembly and of association, Maina Kiai, published a report in which he focused on fundamentalism and extremism which threaten the right of individuals to peaceful gathering and association. The report which was issued …

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