Monitoring & Documentation

Monitoring & Documentation Elon Musk’s X must ensure safety of users, as Saudi authorities issue first death sentence solely for social media activity
Saudi Arabia’s sentencing to death of 54-year-old retired teacher Mohammed al-Ghamdi solely for peaceful social media activity marks an extraordinary new escalation in the relentless repression of free speech.
Monitoring & Documentation American mother trapped in Saudi Arabia for four years is home, but without her daughter and still facing criminal charges
U.S. citizen Carly Morris has returned to the United States after a four-year ordeal in Saudi Arabia but her nine-year-old daughter has had to remain there.
Monitoring & Documentation “Where are they?” Enforced disappearance still a routine practice in Saudi Arabia
The internationally outlawed practice of enforced disappearance remains systematic and widespread in Saudi Arabia, and is extensively applied by the Saudi authorities to prisoners of conscience.
Monitoring & Documentation Sisters’ indictment for feminist views and choice of clothing shows limits of Saudi women’s rights reforms
The indictment of Saudi sisters Manahel and Fouz al-Otaibi over their choice of clothing and support for women’s rights stands in stark contrast to the authorities’ talk of reform and empowerment for women.

Advocacy & Campaigns

Advocacy & Campaigns ALQST and partners brief Human Rights Council on five years of deteriorating human rights in Saudi Arabia
ALQST has recently made three submissions to the UN Human Rights Council, ahead of Saudi Arabia’s fourth cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR)
Advocacy & Campaigns ALQST and partners deliver two oral statements at UN Human Rights Council addressing arbitrary detentions and enforced disappearances
ALQST, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights, MENA Rights Group and Right Livelihood delivered two joint oral statements at the UN Human Rights Council's 54th Session
Advocacy & Campaigns COP28: US Should Press UAE for Activist’s Release
The US government should publicly call on UAE authorities to immediately and unconditionally release the Emirati human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor ahead of the COP28 climate conference in Dubai
Advocacy & Campaigns FCDO downplays human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia; ALQST calls for more robust action from UK government
The UK FCDO's recently published 2022 Human Rights and Democracy Report highlights some of the key human rights issues in Saudi Arabia but does not fully reflect the gravity of the situation there.


Reports The Dark Side of Neom: Expropriation, expulsion and prosecution of the region’s inhabitants
"The Dark Side of Neom" details the vicious campaign against members of the Huwaitat tribe who objected to their forcible eviction in 2020 for construction of a futuristic megacity, Neom. 
Reports A New Low: Human Rights in Saudi Arabia in 2022
ALQST’s latest annual report documents the human rights situation in Saudi Arabia in 2022.
Reports A Soft Touch? Human Rights and the UK-Saudi Relationship
ALQST presents this position paper on the UK's relations with Saudi Arabia and the potential to use its close ties with Riyadh much more robustly to prevent abuses and promote respect for human rights.
Reports The Spotlight Fades, Repression Mounts Again: Human Rights in Saudi Arabia in 2021
ALQST’s latest annual report documents the human rights situation in Saudi Arabia in 2021.

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