News

Flawed trials of jailed activists as Saudi authorities’ crackdown intensifies
New trial proceedings have commenced before the Specialised Criminal Court in Riyadh for several activists, including Khaled al-Omair, Mohamed al-Oteibi and those arrested in April 2019.
Women’s rights activists appear in court as authorities escalate repression
On 25 November 2020, women’s rights activists Loujain al-Hathloul, Nassima al-Sadah, Samar Badawi and Nouf Abdulaziz were brought before the Criminal Court in Riyadh.
ALQST calls for justice as Jamal Khashoggi trial in Istanbul resumes
On 24 November 2020, a Turkish court resumed the trial in absentia of 26 Saudi officials for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. ALQST was in court to monitor the trial proceedings.
Human rights concerns to dominate this weekend’s G20 summit
Over the past six months, in the run-up to the G20 summit on 21 and 22 November, international pressure has been building on virtual host Saudi Arabia to bring in genuine social and human rights reforms.
Women members of Irish parliament call on Ireland to summon Saudi ambassador over Loujain al-Hathloul’s treatment
31 women members of Irish parliament have signed an open letter calling on the Irish Government to summon the Saudi ambassador over Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul’s treatment in prison.
ALQST commemorates International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
On this day dedicated to the end of impunity for crimes against journalists, ALQST pays tribute to all those who lost their lives and suffered attacks in the exercise of their freedom of expression.

Reports

ALQST 2019 Annual Report shows severity of human rights situation in Saudi Arabia
Annual report issued by ALQST in the first quarter of each year, monitoring and documenting the main events of the previous year.
Report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions: “Investigation into the unlawful death of Mr Jamal Khashoggi”
On 2 October 2018, the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain papers he needed to get married.
NGOs submit follow up report on Saudi Arabia to the UN Committee against Torture
ALQST for Human Rights, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) and MENA Rights Group, have made a joint submission to the United Nations.
Human Rights in Saudi Arabia in 2018 – ALQST’s Annual Report
Annual report issued by ALQST in the first quarter of each year, monitoring and documenting the main events of the previous year.

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