News

HRC45: states deliver joint statement reiterating call for Saudi Arabia to improve its human rights record
Denmark delivered a cross-regional joint statement today at the UN Human Rights Council on behalf of 32 States raising their concerns over the human rights situation in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi court slashes sentences for Khashoggi defendants in final act of sham trial
On Monday, 7 September 2020, the Criminal Court in Riyadh commuted five death sentences to long prison terms in the trial for journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder.
In Saudi Arabia anyone can be arbitrarily arrested- even members of the ruling family
Among those caught up in the crackdown have been Basma bint Saud Al Saud, Salman bin Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Mohammed Al Saud, and Salman’s father Abdulaziz Al Saud.
Port worker Hezam al-Ahmari arrested and facing charges for filming video
ALQST has news that Hezam al-Ahmari, 36, an employee at Jeddah seaport, was arrested on 10 February 2020.
19 organisations urge World Trade Organization member states to reject Saudi Arabia’s nominee for the position of WTO Director General
In a letter released on 17 August 2020, 19 organisations are urging World Trade Organization member states to reject Saudi Arabia's nominee for the position of WTO Director General.
ALQST welcomes cancellation of esports sponsorship deal with Saudi Arabia’s Neom project, and calls on other companies to follow suit
On 29 July 2020, game developer and esports tournament organiser Riot Games announced the cancellation of a sponsorship deal with Saudi Arabia’s Neom megacity project announced just the day before.

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.
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.
Human rights under King Salman and his son Crown Prince Mohammad
Saudi Arabia has a monarchical system of government in which the descendants of King Abdulaziz hold a monopoly on power.

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