Archive for April, 2017

Human rights and Counter-terrorism: UN expert launches first mission to Saudi Arabia

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عربي On April 27, 2017 the United Nations announced that the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism, Ben Emmerson, would make an official visit to Saudi Arabia from April 30 to May 4, 2017 to monitor counter-terrorism initiatives and their impact on human rights.   ALQST finds it Read more

Saudi Arabia: Death sentence passed on mentally ill man, Ahmad bin Freih al-Shammari

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العربي     On Saturday, April 23, 2017, in the General Court in Hafr al-Batin, Saudi Judge Abdulaziz al-Lahem sentenced Ahmad bin Freih al-Shammari to death.  Al-Shammari had been arrested three years previously and found to have in his possession pictures of armed fighters with the caption “Arabian Peninsula Organisation”, Read more

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العربي Saudi authorities drag fleeing Saudi woman back to KSA from Philippines, arrest activist showing solidarity Dina Ali is arrested in the Philippines and returned to Saudi Arabia; Alaa al-Anazi is arrested for showing solidarity with her   On April 10, 2017, Saudi citizen Dina Ali al-Salloum appeared in a Read more

Important: The conditions in Saudi Arabia’s severely overcrowded and disease- and crime-ridden prisons

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عربي Reports reaching ALQST point to a sharp increase in the spread of infectious diseases in Saudi prisons.  ALQST has previously published reports and videos on conditions in Saudi Arabia’s severely overcrowded and disease- and crime-ridden prisons.  It has also reported on specific cases including deaths in prison from disease Read more