Monitoring & Documentation

Monitoring & Documentation Saudi activist seeking asylum in Bulgaria at risk of deportation
Saudi activist Abdulrahman al-Khalidi is under an order of deportation from Bulgaria to Saudi Arabia, where he would be at substantial risk of arbitrary detention and other grave rights violations.
Monitoring & Documentation Fans arrested, board dissolved at Saudi football club after chanting at match
At least 10 football fans have been arrested and their club’s board of directors dissolved in a hardline response by the Saudi authorities to chanting at a recent match that they deemed to be “sectarian”.
Monitoring & Documentation Widening gap between official narrative and harsh reality of human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia, ALQST report finds
ALQST’s Annual Report for 2023 highlights the increasingly stark contrast between the glittering vanity projects of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and repression of the Saudi people.
Monitoring & Documentation Feminist detainee exposed to vicious abuse in Saudi jail
ALQST is gravely concerned to learn that detained feminist and fitness trainer Manahel al-Otaibi has been wilfully exposed to physical and psychological abuse in Riyadh’s Malaz Prison

Advocacy & Campaigns

Advocacy & Campaigns ALQST and Global Citizen launch campaign for Saudi authorities to implement UPR recommendations
ALQST and Global Citizen launch a new campaign to maximise public pressure on Saudi Arabia’s leaders to accept and implement important human rights recommendations made during Saudi Arabia's UPR.
Advocacy & Campaigns #UPR45: States call on Saudi Arabia to implement pressing human rights reforms
On 22 January 2024, during Saudi Arabia’s fourth UPR, UN Human Rights Council member states issued a long list of recommendations to address widespread and systematic rights violations in the kingdom
Advocacy & Campaigns Birthday in jail: Saudi Wikipedian Osama Khalid Remains Unjustly Imprisoned on his 30th Birthday
On 19 January 2024, a shadow hangs over the 30th birthday of Osama Khalid, a Saudi pediatrician, blogger, and prominent Wikipedian.
Advocacy & Campaigns Historic opportunity for UN member states to call Saudi Arabia out on insufficient rights reforms
A coalition of human rights NGOs including ALQST has drawn up a list of key recommendations in preparation for the fourth cycle of the United Nations’ Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Saudi Arabia in 2024.

Reports

Reports The Soaring Fantasy, The Harsh Reality: Human Rights in Saudi Arabia in 2023
ALQST’s latest annual report documents the human rights situation in Saudi Arabia in 2023.
Reports The Saudi Human Rights Commission: a Whitewashing Tool of the Kingdom
This comprehensive report finds clear evidence pointing to the SHRC's alignment with the government’s interests, and its exploitation as a tool to whitewash the Kingdom’s egregious human rights record.
Reports Submission to the fourth UN Universal Periodic Review of Saudi Arabia
ALQST for Human Rights’ submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council on the 4th cycle of Saudi Arabia’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR).
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. 

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