News

Submission to UN Secretary-General shows ongoing reprisals against Saudi human rights defenders who cooperate with the UN
On 1 May 2020, MENA Rights Group and ALQST submitted a report to the UN Secretary-General (UNSG).
An end to discretionary death sentences for minors in Saudi Arabia? Exceptions render royal decree meaningless
Accounts on social media have published a decree from King Salman that would end Saudi judges’ discretion to apply the death penalty to minors.
Yemen: Urgent Measures Needed to Protect Civilians from COVID-19
The conflict in Yemen is entering its sixth year, resulting in what is considered the worst man-made humanitarian crisis in the world.

Cases

Two years after the first wave of arrests of women human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia, we #StandWithSaudiHeroes and campaign for their release
On 15 May 2018, the Saudi Arabian authorities launched a wave of arrests against women human rights defenders (WHRDs), as well as several men who advocated for women’s rights.
ALQST holds the Saudi authorities responsible for the death of human rights pioneer Dr Abdullah al-Hamid
Visionary human rights defender Dr Abdullah al-Hamid, 69, died on 23 April 2020 at the King Saud Medical City Hospital after suffering a cerebral stroke on 9 April 2020.
Leading reformer Abdullah al-Hamid moved from prison to intensive care in critical condition
Information has reached ALQST that Dr Abdullah al-Hamid – one of Saudi Arabia’s best known political detainees – is currently in intensive care at a hospital in Riyadh in critical condition.

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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