#FreeWaleed: 5 years on from his sentencing, join us calling for the release of Saudi prisoner of conscience Waleed Abu al-Khair

(Illustration: Waleed Abu al-Khair by Anna Albert for the Right Livelihood Award Foundation). 6 July 2019 marks five years since human rights activist Waleed Abu al-Khair was handed a 15-year prison sentence in Saudi Arabia as a result of his peaceful human rights work. Known for representing activist Raif Badawi and members Read more…

Who Are We

ALQST,is an independent non-governmental organisation that advocates for human rights. We monitor and document human rights violations that occur in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the hands of authority figures. Our Aim: ALQST’s aim is to fight against violations that are carried out in countries by authority figures. By doing Read more…

Teenager Murtaja Qureiris under threat of execution for actions carried out when he was 11

عربي The Public Prosecution in Saudi Arabia is calling for the death penalty for 18-year-old Murtaja Abdullah Qureiris (born 22 October 2000). The authorities say he is charged, among other things, with making and throwing Molotov cocktails; conspiring to injure soldiers and set a vehicle on fire; taking part in demonstrations and the funeral procession Continue Reading

Saudi Arabia: New wave of arrests of activists reflects authorities’ obliviousness to international scrutiny and human rights

عربي 8 April 2019 – The wave of arrests on 4/5 April of at least nine activists, writers and bloggers, expresses Saudi Arabia’s lack of awareness and disregard towards the international scrutiny they currently face and how little they appear to care about international human rights standards. Reliable sources informed ALQST that Saudi Arabian authorities Continue Reading