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Saudi Arabia sentences Loujain al-Hathloul to prison: Human rights advocacy is not a crime

Loujain al-Hathloul لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا On 28 December 2020, the Specialized Criminal Court in Riyadh issued an unjust first instance judgment sentencing human rights advocate Loujain al-Hathloul to five years and eight months in prison, with two years and ten months suspended. Loujain was arrested on 18 May 2018, amid Saudi Arabia’s ruthless campaign against the country’s most prominent …

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UN Rapporteurs call for the release of Al-Hathloul and other women rights advocates: Reforms amid on arrests are mere deception

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا UN human rights experts have expressed their concern over the initiation of proceedings against human rights advocate Loujain al-Hathloul in the Specialized Criminal Court (aka Terrorism Court). They called for her immediate release from prison and the dropping of “spurious” charges against her related to exercising her basic rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly, and …

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Violence against women in Saudi Arabia: an ailment without cure in public and private life

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is a reminder of the abuses and violence that women suffer in Saudi Arabia, both publicly and privately. The ongoing persecution of women in Saudi prisons is led by official agencies, such as the Presidency of State Security, the Public Prosecution, and the judiciary. Despite the lack …

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After her hunger strike against abuses, UN committee demands Saudi Arabia to immediately release Al-Hathloul and other women detainees

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) has called for the immediate release of human rights advocate Loujain al-Hathloul and all female rights advocates detained in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In a statement issued on 5 November 2020, the committee expressed its concern over al-Hathloul’s deteriorating health, who has been on hunger strike …

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European Union criticizes Saudi Arabia’s ongoing detention of women activists, calls for real accountability for Khashoggi’s murderers

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا The European Union has raised concerns regarding the detention of female human rights advocates in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In a statement delivered on behalf of the EU countries at the UN Human Rights Council, on 15 September 2020, the German representative in Geneva, Mr. Michael Ungern-Sternberg, noted the ongoing detention of activist Loujain al-Hathloul. …

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Family torn apart by wrongful deportation of four abused young women

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا At this moment, in southwest Saudi Arabia, a bus is transporting four sisters who are being forcibly and arbitrarily deported to Yemen as a result of a deportation order issued by the Ministry of Interior. The order came in spite of a domestic abuse case pending before the court, involving the girls’ father. The second hearing …

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UN special rapporteurs raise concerns about Saudi Arabia’s facilitation of human trafficking

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا Special rapporteurs from the United Nations have raised the issue of facilitation of slavery and human trafficking in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia via online apps. A letter, sent on 19 June 2020, was signed by the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery; the Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises; …

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While Saudi Arabia carries out violence against women, UN rapporteur calls for protection of female journalists and an end to violence

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا The UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Dubravka Šimonovic, stated that female journalists face special dangers while doing their jobs and called on governments to enact additional protections for them. This comes amidst the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s numerous violations against female writers and journalists, with ESOHR noting the arrest of at least four of …

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At the 44th session of the HRC, Saudi Arabia claims to empower and protect women while arresting and torturing prominent women’s rights advocates

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has repeated its claims before the Human Rights Council regarding women’s rights. On 6 July 2020, during a discussion of the report of the Working Group on the Issue of Discrimination Against Women at the 44th session of the HRC in Geneva, the head of the Saudi delegation’s Human Rights Division, …

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UN rapporteur calls on Saudi Arabia to immediately release Saudi prisoners: Inspirations who give strength to the world

لقرائته بالعربية اضغط هنا The UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders, Mary Lawlor, called on Saudi Arabia to immediately and unconditionally release women human rights advocates, saying the longer they are held in prison, the worse it looks for the Saudi government. In a statement issued on 2 June 2020, coinciding with reports on the absence …

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