Monitoring & Documentation Video of security officers attacking women in Saudi orphanage highlights state misogyny
ALQST has been deeply concerned to see the video footage circulating showing Saudi security and police officers assaulting young women in the Social Education Home (orphanage) in Khamis Mushait.
Monitoring & Documentation 34 years jail for women’s rights activist Salma al-Shehab, who used Twitter to call for reforms
In the Saudi authorities’ longest prison sentence ever for a peaceful activist, the Specialised Criminal Court of Appeal on 9 August handed down terms totalling 34 years to rights campaigner Salma al-Shehab.
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.
Monitoring & Documentation Rights activist Essa al-Nukhaifi on hunger strike in jail
ALQST has just learned that the veteran human rights activist Essa al-Nukhaifi has been on hunger strike in Al-Ha’ir Prison since 17 April 2022.
Monitoring & Documentation ALQST survey documents the devastating impact of Jeddah evictions and home demolitions
ALQST has carried out a survey on the demolition of homes and eviction of residents in the historic port city of Jeddah and other areas of Saudi Arabia.
Monitoring & Documentation Khashoggi murder trial: Case closed?
On 7 April 2022, a Turkish court issued a ruling to suspend the trial of 26 people accused over the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and transfer the case to Saudi Arabia.
Monitoring & Documentation 81 executed in a single day: Mass execution makes a dramatic comeback in Saudi Arabia
The Saudi authorities today, Saturday, 12 March 2022, announced the execution of 81 individuals.
Monitoring & Documentation Saudi authorities halt cancer treatment for ailing prisoner Mohammed al-Khudari
ALQST has learned that the Saudi authorities have arbitrarily stopped 85-year-old political prisoner Mohammed Saleh al-Khudari’s hormone treatment for prostate cancer, in callous disregard for his life.
Monitoring & Documentation Death sentence for Saudi youth destroys claims of an end to the death penalty for minors
ALQST condemns the new death sentence handed down against Saudi youth Abdullah al-Huwaiti for offences allegedly committed when he was only 14.
Monitoring & Documentation Lawyer Mut‘ib al-Amri receives harsh sentence, after being brutally tortured
ALQST has learned that the Saudi authorities have sentenced lawyer and activist Mut‘ib bin Zafir al-Amri to seven years in prison for his peaceful media work and human rights activism.
Monitoring & Documentation Al-Dowaish son sentenced to two years in prison
Abdulrahman al-Dowaish, son of the missing preacher Sulaiman al-Dowaish, has been sentenced to two years in prison for enquiring about the fate of his father.
Monitoring & Documentation Easing pressure on Saudi leaders led to renewed repression in 2021, latest ALQST report concludes
When the pressure eased, the Saudi authorities resumed their habitual pattern of abuses with renewed intensity, according to ALQST’s latest annual report.
Monitoring & Documentation Medical neglect, and safety compromised, for Saudi prisoners of conscience
ALQST is seeing mounting evidence of a deliberate campaign by the Saudi authorities to jeopardise the safety, health and even lives of certain prisoners of conscience.