Imprisoned human rights activist Mohammed al-Qahtani transferred to solitary confinement

Update on 19 December 2018:  Imprisoned human rights activist Mohammed al-Qahtani transferred to solitary confinement On Monday 17 December, Saudi Arabian authorities transferred imprisoned human rights activist Mohammed al-Qahtani, who is serving a ten year prison sentence in al-Hair prison near Riyadh on charges relating to his peaceful human rights work, to solitary confinement. The reason Continue Reading

“Disappearance” of Jamal Khashoggi requires independent, apolitical investigation and robust response from international community

عربي   ALQST (London – 8 October 2018): “Disappearance” of Jamal Khashoggi requires independent, apolitical investigation and robust response from international community   The trattered credibility of Saudi Arabia government in the balance as fate of journalist Jamal Khashoggi mired in controversy.   ALQST is appalled and dismayed at unconfirmed reports citing unnamed sources in Continue Reading

The businessman and economics writer Essam al-Zamel was arrested for expressing his support for human rights and liberties

عربي The businessman and economics writer Essam al-Zamel was arrested for expressing his support for human rights and liberties, the Arab Spring and calls for reform in Saudi Arabia; and for criticising Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman’s abortive plan to sell off the state oil company, Saudi Aramco, pointing out the risks involved.   A Continue Reading

Saudi Arabia: Authorities must release Yemeni Writer Marwan Al-Muraisy

عربي 25-September-2018 ALQST for Human Rights in Saudi Arabia, English PEN, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), Index on Censorship, PEN International, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) call on the authorities in Saudi Arabia to release Yemeni writer and online activist Marwan Al-Muraisy, who has been subject to enforced disappearance since June. On 01 June Continue Reading

Human rights defenders Samar Badawi, Nasima al-Sada and Amal al-Harbi arrested by Saudi authorities

عربي Samar Badawi won an International Women of Courage Award; Nasima al-Sada is a well known human rights instructor; Amal al-Harbi is the wife of human rights activist and ACPRA member Fowzan al-Harbi   At 1 a.m. on Monday morning, July 30, 2018, the Saudi authorities raided the home of Samar Badawi, a peaceful defender Continue Reading

JOINT URGENT ACTION: Crackdown on Saudi women human rights defenders sets off alarms Human rights groups call for their immediate release

عربي June 2018   JOINT URGENT ACTION       The undersigned human rights groups call on the Saudi authorities to immediately and unconditionally release all human rights defenders arrested in the past two weeks who were detained solely for their support of women’s rights or other peaceful human rights work in Saudi Arabia. We further Continue Reading

Four years after the arrest of Alaa Brinji for expressing his opinion: Saudi Arabia remains a prison for journalists 

عربي Four years after the arrest of Alaa Brinji for expressing his opinion: Saudi Arabia remains a prison for journalists   As of May 14, 2018, Saudi journalist Alaa Brinji has spent four years behind bars for expressing his opinion, advocating for human rights, and challenging rights violations.   Brinji, who used to write for Continue Reading