Saudi Arabia: New wave of arrests of activists reflects authorities’ obliviousness to international scrutiny and human rights

عربي 8 April 2019 – The wave of arrests on 4/5 April of at least nine activists, writers and bloggers, expresses Saudi Arabia’s lack of awareness and disregard towards the international scrutiny they currently face and how little they appear to care about international human rights standards. Reliable sources informed ALQST that Saudi Arabian authorities Continue Reading

NGOs urge governments to pressure Saudi Arabia to improve rights record following UN review

15 March 2019: Following the adoption of Saudi Arabia’s Universal Periodic Review outcome on 14 March, MENA Rights Group, ALQST, the Right Livelihood Award Foundation and OMCT called on the international community to maintain pressure on the Saudi government to improve the human rights situation in the country.  On 14 March, 2019, the UN Human Continue Reading

Saudi authorities should release Saudi-American doctor Walid Fitaihi, imprisoned and tortured since November 2017

عربي 5 March 2019: ALQST is alarmed that, according to a credible report, Saudi Arabian authorities have tortured Saudi-American medical doctor Walid Fitaihi, 54. They have been holding him without charge, in pre-trial detention since November 2017. Saudi officials have tortured Dr. Walid Fitaihi, 54 years old on several separate occasions since his detention in Continue Reading

ALQST condemns the Saudi authorities’ mistreatment of Jannat Sybile for five years

عربي 1 March 2019: ALQST is dismayed to learn of the hardship and injustice experienced by Tunisian nurse Jannat Sybile Nuhaila, formerly contracted to work for the Health Department in Al-Baha, Saudi Arabia. Since being unfairly dismissed from her work, Jannat has been left stranded for more than five years without a passport, residence permit Continue Reading

ALQST and over 50 human rights groups call for immediate release of women’s rights defenders in Saudi Arabia

عربي 1 March 2019: ALQST has joined over 50 human rights groups in a joint letter calling for the immediate release of women’s rights defenders detained in Saudi Arabia. The following letter was sent to over 30 Ministers of Foreign Affairs of States calling on UN Member States to adopt a resolution at the 40th Continue Reading

Encourage your MP to sign this EDM on the detention of women’s rights activists in Saudi Arabia

عربي An Early Day Motion (EDM) has been put down by Labour MP Ann Clwyd on the detention of women’s rights activists. It has been sponsored by Conservative MP Crispin Blunt, Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran and Scottish National Party (SNP) MP Stephen Gethins, Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) MP Jim Shannon and Labour MP Paul Continue Reading

Three imprisoned Saudi activists are nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by parliamentarians in Canada and Norway

عربي LONDON, 12 February 2019:  ALQST today welcomed the nomination of human rights defenders Loujain al-Hathloul, Nassima al-Sadah and Abdullah al-Hamid for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.  Their names were put forward by women MPs in Canada and Norway.  ALQST has been campaigning for the champions of human rights in Saudi Arabia to be honoured Continue Reading