Monitoring & Documentation More than 30 prisoners of conscience go on hunger strike in protest over harassment
More than 30 prisoners of conscience have been on hunger strike since 6 March 2021 in protest over harassment in al-Ha’ir Prison in Riyadh.
Monitoring & Documentation Extradition of Dr Osama al-Hasani poses grave risk to his life
A Moroccan court’s decision to extradite Dr Osama al-Hasani to Saudi Arabia poses a grave danger to his life and safety.
Monitoring & Documentation Key details emerge of preacher Sulaiman al-Dowaish’s torture ordeal in royal palace basement
ALQST recently obtained and has now confirmed information that preacher Sulaiman al-Dowaish was brutally tortured by high-ranking officials following his disappearance in 2016.
Monitoring & Documentation Dozens of Palestinians and Jordanians, many in deteriorating health, scheduled for sentencing in Saudi court on political charges
Verdicts are expected to be handed down on 68 Palestinians and Jordanians associated with the Palestinian cause at the next session of their mass trial in the Specialised Criminal Court (SCC) in Riyadh.
Monitoring & Documentation Six activists, including Israa al-Ghomgham, sentenced to lengthy prison terms
On 10 February 2021, the Specialised Criminal Court (SCC) in Riyadh sentenced six activists, including human rights activist Israa al-Ghomgham, to lengthy prison terms.
Monitoring & Documentation Two women human rights defenders conditionally released, while others still face trial
On 10 February 2021, woman human rights defender (WHRD) Loujain al-Hathloul was conditionally released by the Saudi authorities after spending over 1,000 days in prison.
Monitoring & Documentation Saudi rulers failed in 2020 to persuade the world that their reforms address deep human rights concerns
Saudi Arabia’s rulers failed to persuade the world in 2020 that their reform programme was tackling human rights concerns, as violations and repression went on unabated, ALQST’s latest report concludes.
Monitoring & Documentation Mohammed al-Qahtani ends his 10-day prison hunger strike as the authorities say they will meet demands
Prominent human rights defender Mohammed al-Qahtani has ended his hunger strike in prison, which he started on 19 December 2020.
Monitoring & Documentation Court documents highlight gross judicial flaws in Loujain al-Hathloul’s trial
As human rights defender Loujain al-Hathloul’s grossly unfair trial continues, ALQST has reviewed court documents which once again highlight the spurious nature of the charges she is facing.
Monitoring & Documentation Amendments to the indictment in Loujain al-Hathloul’s trial reveal the Saudi authorities’ fabrications and the politicisation of the judiciary
The family of human rights defender Loujain al-Hathloul have published the amended indictment  against her by the Public Prosecution at the first session of her trial in the Specialised Criminal Court (SCC).
Monitoring & Documentation Flawed trials of jailed activists as Saudi authorities’ crackdown intensifies
New trial proceedings have commenced before the Specialised Criminal Court in Riyadh for several activists, including Khaled al-Omair, Mohamed al-Oteibi and those arrested in April 2019.
Monitoring & Documentation Women’s rights activists appear in court as authorities escalate repression
On 25 November 2020, women’s rights activists Loujain al-Hathloul, Nassima al-Sadah, Samar Badawi and Nouf Abdulaziz were brought before the Criminal Court in Riyadh.
Monitoring & Documentation ALQST calls for justice as Jamal Khashoggi trial in Istanbul resumes
On 24 November 2020, a Turkish court resumed the trial in absentia of 26 Saudi officials for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. ALQST was in court to monitor the trial proceedings.
Monitoring & Documentation ALQST commemorates International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
On this day dedicated to the end of impunity for crimes against journalists, ALQST pays tribute to all those who lost their lives and suffered attacks in the exercise of their freedom of expression.
Monitoring & Documentation Call to release detained members of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA) on the 11th anniversary of its establishment
12 October 2020 marks the 11th 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.
Monitoring & Documentation Saudi court slashes sentences for Khashoggi defendants in final act of sham trial
On Monday, 7 September 2020, the Criminal Court in Riyadh commuted five death sentences to long prison terms in the trial for journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder.