Monitoring & Documentation

Monitoring & Documentation Drugs-related executions make sudden comeback in Saudi Arabia despite claims of a moratorium
Executions for drugs-related offences have made a dramatic comeback in Saudi Arabia this month, despite the announcement in January 2021 of a moratorium on use of the death penalty for such non-violent crimes.
Monitoring & Documentation Concern for fate of human rights defender Mohammed al-Qahtani, forcibly disappeared
Concern is growing for the fate and wellbeing of detained human rights defender Mohammed al-Qahtani, who has been denied any family contact since 24 October.
Monitoring & Documentation ALQST calls for an end to attacks on journalists, and accountability for those responsible
On 2 November, which marks International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, ALQST calls for an end to the ongoing persecution, imprisonment and silencing of journalists in Saudi Arabia.
Monitoring & Documentation Fears grow for Saudi detainees awaiting trial or sentencing, following wave of 30-year-plus prison terms
In light of the unprecedented jail sentences issued against peaceful activists in Saudi Arabia, concerns are growing for those who remain in detention without charge or are facing prolonged trials or retrial.

Advocacy & Campaigns

Advocacy & Campaigns Joint NGO letter calling on the Saudi authorities to disclose the whereabouts of Mohammed al-Qahtani
The undersigned civil society organisations are writing to you to express their grave concern for the wellbeing of detained human rights defender Dr. Mohammed al-Qahtani.
Advocacy & Campaigns Call to release detained members of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA) on the 13th anniversary of its establishment
12 October 2022 marks the 13th anniversary of the establishment of the Saudi Association for Civil and Political Rights (ACPRA), whose members are pioneers and champions of the Saudi human rights movement.
Advocacy & Campaigns Academics call on UK government to act as Saudi court jails Leeds student for tweeting
400 academics, staff and research students from UK universities and colleges have signed an open letter calling on the government to take urgent action in the case of Salma al-Shehab.
Advocacy & Campaigns President Biden’s visit has a negative impact on human rights movement in the MENA region
The human rights movement in the MENA region has paid a heavy price for the unlimited and unconditional support provided by the United Kingdom and United States to repressive governments across the region.

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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