Archive for May, 2016

Learn about Human Rights

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  Human rights are rights that are inherent to all human beings, whatever ones nationality, place of residence, sex, ethnic origin, religion, language, or any other status. Everyone is equally entitled to human rights without discrimination. These rights are all interrelated, interdependent and indivisible. All human rights are based on Read more

Abdulaziz al-Shubaili gets 8-year sentence: ACPRA update and background

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عربي The sentencing on May 29, 2016 of human rights activist Abdulaziz al-Shubaili to eight years in jail highlights once again the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s harsh treatment of peaceful dissent and civil activity. Thousands of the prisoners in Saudi Arabia are prisoners of conscience. Many of them have been Read more

ID cards revolution: Jaber al-Amri jailed for seven years

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عربي The Saudi authorities continue to clamp down on social media and wage war on freedom of expression as if it were an act of terrorism. They continue to associate the peaceful expression of opinions with violence, and also to link demands for reform, or the defence of human rights, Read more

Mohanna al-Hubail

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عربي Mohanna Abdulaziz al-Hubail, Director of the Islamic Orient Studies Bureau in Istanbul, is a Saudi researcher, social activist and writer on contemporary Islamic thought and regional affairs whose work is regularly published in Saudi and other Gulf media. He was formerly deputy director of the public library in al-Ahsa, Read more