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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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“Not Acts of islamic”, an extreme approach used by the Saudi judges to justify the execution and supression of oppenents

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا A review conducted by the European-Saudi Organisation for Human Rights (ESOHR) of a number of “sentencing instruments,” issued by the notorious Specialized Criminal Court, concerning 27 political prisoners, some of whom were executed,[1] as well as a number of other “indictments” issued by the public prosecutor against seven political prisoners,[2] reveals that Saudi Arabia selects religious …

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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 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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Saudi Arabia: Torture under king Salman’s watch

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Although more than 20 years have passed since Saudi Arabia acceded to the UN Convention against Torture (UN CAT)  in 1997, Saudi Arabia has failed to ensure adequate awareness, implementation and education with regard to its ratification of the torture convention, in accordance with article 10 which states “Each State Party shall ensure that education and information …

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Arrest, harsh treatment and concerns of torturing elders in Saudi Arabia: violations coinciding with the world day of awareness on elder abuse

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Elders in Saudi Arabia suffer from different kinds of abuse like poverty and lack of the needed health care. Adding that the Saudi government practices arbitrary detentions against elderly people, subjects them to harsh and bad detention circumstances, deprives them from their rights, gives them unfair trialsand uses the official media to insult and discredit them. …

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Torture of a Detainee by Electrocution at GDI prison overseen by Saudi King Salman

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا Saudi Arabia continues practicing torture widely through the State security presidential system, where there is no opportunity to question or bring torturers to account, as the State security presidential system is directly linked, to the prime minister who is, currently, the Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz. The State security presidential system was established under a …

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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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Following torture and unfair trials, Saudi Arabia executes 4 on protest related charges without charging them with any serious offence

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On July 11, 2017, Saudi Arabia executed four detainees: Amjad al-Moaibad, Yusuf al-Mushayyas, Zaher al-Basri and Mahdi al-Sayegh. The European Saudi Organization for Human Rights confirms that their execution a flagrant violation of international and domestic laws and included many abuses and violations. In addition it didn’t include serious consideration for the “right to life” which …

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Saudi Arabia issues a death penalty judgement against AbdulKareem for charges attributed to him as a minor and extracted via torture

لقراءته بالعربية اضغط هنا On 27th July 2016 the Specialised Criminal Court in Saudi Arabia issued its initial judgement, in which a death penalty sentence was issued against minor Abdulkareem Al Hawaj. Al hawaj’s death sentence judgement is in addition to other detainees who are in danger of execution, and are issued trials that are not in accordance with international …

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