INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY: A HUMAN RIGHTS FOCUS ON YEMEN from ALQST Peace and human rights go hand in hand – peace is fragile without human rights, and people’s basic rights are trodden underfoot in times of war. ALQST supports UN Human Rights Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein’s call last month for an independent international investigation of Continue Reading

Abuses continue amid mounting repression

العربي Al-Hashimi’s health deteriorating; new trial for al-Sa’id; al-Dubaisi tried in absentia The Saudi authorities are continuing their relentless crackdown on human rights activists and civil society supporters. Having sentenced ACPRA member Issa al-Hamid in April to nine years in prison followed by a nine-year ban on travelling abroad, they then handed down a sentence Continue Reading

Dr. Saud Mukhtar Al-Hashmi is suffering from health issues and is in urgent need of medical attention.

العربي Al-Hashmi’s health has seriously deteriorated due to ill-treatment in prison. Al-Hashmi is denied basic needs such as healthy food, time to exercise (such as walking) and has no direct access to sunlight. Al-Hashmi was arrested on 2nd February 2007 along with five other activists, all of whom have been subjected to ill treatment by the Continue Reading