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Law Expert Concludes that Saudi Arabia’s Recent 2017 Anti-Terror Law Falls Short of Fully Respecting Human Rights and fails to meet due process standards.

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا An international legal expert recently undertook a comprehensive expert legal analysis of Saudi Arabia’s recently enacted 2017 ‘Penal Law for Terrorism and its Financing (also known as 2017 anti-terror law). This recent legislation had replace an earlier counter terrorism law that was enacted in 2014, that also a previous analysis released in 2015 confirmed its widespread …

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Misguided Allegations in the Saudi response on Canada’s stance demanding the release of the Activists

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights (ESOHR) followed the comment of the Saudi Foreign Ministry on the Canadian stance in which the latter expressed its concern toward the detentions of activists of civil society and women’s rights. (ESOHR) noticed many fallacies in the Saudi response. We, in (ESOHR), believe that this statement is a part …

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UN Rapporteur on HUman rights defenders: Dangerous Practices Of Saudi Arabia To Silence Rights Defenders Despite Its Membership In HRC

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Mr. Michel Forst, The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, criticized Saudi Arabia’s practices with the UN mechanism regarding the arguments presented to justify its incompatible practices against human rights defenders with the international standards. In his annual report issued on the sidelines of the 37th session of HRC ( February 26th -March …

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Saudi Arabia employs the term “supporting terrorism” in a flawed trial of a human rights defender Naimah Almatrod

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا In the context of the intensified and escalating crackdown against activists and human rights defenders, Saudi Arabia continues to pursue various methods of intimidation that have become a consistent behavior in dealing with dissent, such as the recent investigation with human rights defender Samar Badawi on 15 February 2017. In addition to this is the arrest …

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Saudi Arabia Arbitrary Detains Sheikh Al Habib Who is Human Rights defender and Sends him to a Court Specified for Terrorism Cases

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا October 28, 2016:Concurrently with Saudi Arabia’s re-election for membership in the UN Human Rights Council(HRC)(which extends till 2019), the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia started the trial of Sheikh Mohammed al Habib, human rights defender. July 8, 2016: Sheikh Mohammed Al Habib (born in November 6th,1964) was heading to Kuwait through the land border Al Khafji (Saudi-Kuwaiti …

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The apprehension of a citizen who criticised in front of the crown prince the performance of the Saudi government in dealing with terrorism continues since 5 months

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Through the course of The Saudi government’s vengeful exercises from those who demand social justice and Human rights defenders, the saudi government continues to apprehend citizen Mohammad Al Abeed, apparently as a revenge from a short discussion he had with The Saudi crown prince and minister of internal affairs Mohammad Ben Nayef. Al Abeed (October 12, …

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Saudi: Fears heighten over the fate of 28 citizens who have been accused of espionage on behalf of Iran. They have been transferred to the terror court after almost three years since their initial detention.

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On 12th January 2016, the Bureau of Investigation and Prosecution in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia referred 28 detained individuals, most of whom areSaudi citizens that had been arrested during a series of arrests on 17th March 2013, to Riyadh’s Specialized Criminal Court (SCC) on espionage charges, more specifically, for spying for the Islamic Republic of …

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A Legal Evaluation of ‘The Saudi Penal Law for Crimes of Terrorism and its Financing’: Human Rights Violations under the Pretext of Combating Terrorism

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Based on numerous human rights reports, it has been confirmed that the antiterrorism laws that were passed in Saudi Arabia in February 2014 have been used against political opposition leaders and human rights defenders, according to a legal evaluation published by Professor Michael A. Newtonen titled ‘The Penal Law for Crimes of Terrorism and its Financing’. …

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After more than 100 days in detention, Zuhair Kutubi is being referred to a terrorist court based on his political views and demands for reforms

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Saudi EuropeanOrganization for Human Rights (ESOHR) expresses its deep concern over the Saudi authorities arrest of the writer and journalist Zuhair kutubi and subsequent detention for more than three months, in bad prison conditions, which is having an adverse effect on his health. Kutubi, 62, was arrested on 15th July 2015, after he called for …

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