Monitoring & Documentation Politically motivated jail sentences for dozens of Palestinians and Jordanians in Saudi Arabia
On 8 August 2021, the Specialised Criminal Court (SCC) in Riyadh sentenced dozens of Palestinians and Jordanians associated with the Palestinian cause to prison sentences.
Monitoring & Documentation Saudi survey confirms increased abuse of detainees since 2017
An in-depth study of the Saudi prison system details sub-standard health and hygiene conditions, reckless medical negligence, and increasing use of private detention facilities since 2017 to carry out torture.
Monitoring & Documentation Fears for Saudi doctor missing since arrest in May
ALQST has received credible news that Lina Alsharif, a 33-year-old Saudi physician, was arrested several weeks ago and may still be forcibly disappeared.
Monitoring & Documentation Execution of Saudi youth casts doubt on authorities' claims of reform
The execution of Mustafa Hashem al-Darwish on 15 June 2021 calls into doubt the Saudi authorities' claim to have abolished the death penalty for minors.
Monitoring & Documentation Death of detainee after contracting COVID-19 highlights Saudi authorities' gross medical negligence
The death on 8 May 2021 of detainee Zaheer Ali Shareeda al-Mohammed Ali highlights the Saudi authorities’ gross negligence with regard to prisoners.
Monitoring & Documentation More rights activists and peaceful critics sentenced in latest Saudi crackdown
Several rights activists and peaceful critics of the Saudi authorities have been handed prison sentences in recent weeks, as part of a renewed crackdown.
Monitoring & Documentation Renewed crackdown on Saudi human rights defenders and critics
ALQST for Human Rights and MENA Rights Group condemn the renewed crackdown on human rights defenders and peaceful critics.
Monitoring & Documentation Mohammed al-Qahtani contracts COVID-19 amid outbreak in al-Ha’ir Prison
Imprisoned human rights defender Mohammed al-Qahtani has become infected with COVID-19. He has been denied any contact with the outside world since 7 April 2021.
Monitoring & Documentation Humanitarian worker Abdulrahman al-Sadhan sentenced to 20 years in prison
On 5 April 2021, the Specialised Criminal Court (SCC) in Riyadh sentenced humanitarian worker and activist Abdulrahman al-Sadhan to 20 years in prison.
Monitoring & Documentation Two years since the mass arrest of April 2019, more than a dozen writers and activists remain facing trial
Two years since the mass arrest of more than a dozen writers and activists, the individuals have been temporarily released but remain facing trial.
Monitoring & Documentation Cleric Mohammad al-Habib’s health is deteriorating in prison
The health of detained cleric Mohammad al-Habib has been deteriorating in Dammam Prison.
Monitoring & Documentation Prisoner Mohammed al-Khudari’s life in danger as medical care denied
Critically ill cancer patient Mohammed Saleh al-Khudari is being held in life-threatening conditions in Abha Prison, where the authorities are denying him essential medical treatment.
Monitoring & Documentation Human rights activist Mohammed al-Rabiah brutally tortured and at risk of lengthy prison sentence
ALQST has learned that human rights activist Mohammed al-Rabiah was subjected to brutal torture in detention, including beatings, electric shocks, and being hung upside down.
Monitoring & Documentation Torture in Saudi Arabia: Worrying New Trends
A new report presents a detailed investigation into torture in Saudi Arabia, and documents worrying new trends in the practice since Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman came to power in 2017.
Monitoring & Documentation Last-ditch call to halt the extradition of Osama al-Hasani, which puts him in grave danger
ALQST has learned that Osama al-Hasani is still in prison in Morocco, following a Moroccan court’s decision on 10 March 2021 to hand him over to the Saudi authorities.
Monitoring & Documentation Egyptian businessman’s continuing detention sounds cautionary note for foreign investors
ALQST has learned that Egyptian businessman Sulaiman Labib Sulaiman, a foreign investor resident in Saudi Arabia, is still being held arbitrarily in Jazan Prison despite documented court orders for his release.