Monitoring & Documentation

Monitoring & Documentation Update on imprisoned activist and mother-of-two Salma al-Shehab
ALQST is concerned to learn that the husband of women’s rights activist Salma al-Shehab, currently serving a 27-year prison sentence for her peaceful activity on Twitter, has unexpectedly filed for divorce.
Monitoring & Documentation Nine facing execution in Saudi Arabia for acts committed as minors, despite official claims to have ended this illegal practice
At least nine young men are at risk of execution in Saudi Arabia for crimes they allegedly committed as minors, in direct contradiction of official claims to have ended this violation.
Monitoring & Documentation “Jailed for a tweet”: State TV warns Saudi viewers to study the law before posting on social media
The Saudi state broadcaster has brazenly laid bare the authorities’ determination to suppress free speech online, by interviewing a man jailed for a single tweet.
Monitoring & Documentation Eight Saudi women launch hunger strike against detention
ALQST has learned that women’s rights activist Salma al-Shehab and seven other detained Saudi women have been on hunger strike since 23 March 2023 in protest against their unjust detention and trial.

Advocacy & Campaigns

Advocacy & Campaigns Saudi Arabia: Microsoft Should Suspend Data Center Plans
Microsoft should suspend its plans to invest in a new cloud data center in Saudi Arabia until it can demonstrate how it will mitigate potential rights abuses, 18 human right groups said today.
Advocacy & Campaigns Joint Organisational Statement of Support for “A People’s Vision for Reform in Saudi Arabia”
We, the undersigned organisations, express our support for “A People’s Vision for Reform in Saudi Arabia,” the Saudi-led blueprint for democracy and human rights for the people of Saudi Arabia.
Advocacy & Campaigns Civil society concerned over Saudi Arabia’s attempt to whitewash its human rights record through the World Expo 2030
Led by MENA Rights Group, civil society calls on the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) to exclude Saudi Arabia's candidacy as a potential host for World Expo 2030 due to its poor human rights record.
Advocacy & Campaigns Joint statement: States must take immediate action to stop spyware threatening press freedom
We, the undersigned civil society organizations and individuals, condemn the use of spyware against journalists and media workers.


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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