Monitoring & Documentation

Monitoring & Documentation Saudi authorities must reveal what has happened to Shaimaa al-Baqmi
Sources have told ALQST that Shaimaa al-Baqmi, a 24-year-old Saudi woman, has been missing since April as a result of her family filing a malicious complaint against her.
Monitoring & Documentation Five years of ruthless repression under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
It is five years since Mohammed bin Salman became Crown Prince and de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, on behalf of his father King Salman, on 21 June 2017.
Monitoring & Documentation Authorities have an absolute duty to keep prisoners of conscience safe
ALQST is extremely concerned by developments that threaten the safety and welfare of prisoners of conscience in Saudi prisons, following the recent assault on prominent rights activist Mohammed al-Qahtani.
Monitoring & Documentation Two young Bahrainis at imminent risk of execution in Saudi Arabia
The undersigned organisations express their concern that two young Bahrainis, Jaafar Sultan and Sadiq Thamer, are at imminent risk of execution in Saudi Arabia.

Advocacy & Campaigns

Advocacy & Campaigns L’acceuil du prince-héritier par Macron est une gifle au visage des victimes de violations des droits de l’homme en Arabie Saoudite
Le rendez-vous prévu aujourd’hui entre le président français Emmanuel Macron et le prince-héritier Saoudien Mohammed ben Salman est une gifle au visage des victimes de violations des droits humains.
Advocacy & Campaigns Macron’s hosting of crown prince a slap in the face for Saudi Arabia’s human rights victims
The scheduled meeting today between French President Emmanuel Macron and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is a slap in the face for Saudi human rights victims.
Advocacy & Campaigns Biden must address Saudi repression during visit
As US President Joe Biden visits Saudi Arabia on 15-16 July, he must urgently address the unrelenting repression going on there, and do nothing that helps to rehabilitate the pariah kingdom’s de-facto ruler.
Advocacy & Campaigns Latest deal with PR firm shows Riyadh again putting image ahead of substance over human rights
ALQST learned of a new contract for PR company Qorvis Communications to provide a Saudi university with consultancy and PR services relating to Saudi Arabia’s official HRC and human trafficking issues.

Reports

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.
Reports Joint NGO submission on Saudi Arabia’s UPR mid-term reporting
An NGO report on Saudi Arabia’s progress mid-way through its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) cycle.
Reports Shrouded in Secrecy: Prisons and Detention Centres in Saudi Arabia
An in-depth study of the Saudi prison system by ALQST details sub-standard health and hygiene conditions, reckless medical negligence, and increasing use of private detention facilities to carry out torture.
Reports Torture in Saudi Arabia - Impunity Reigns
The report, by ALQST for Human Rights in cooperation with the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), presents a detailed investigation into torture in Saudi Arabia.

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