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

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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 Read more

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

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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 Read more

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

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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 Read more

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

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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 Read more

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

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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 Read more

5 years jail for Mohammed al-Hudaif for legitimately expressing views

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عربي The Specialised Criminal Court in Riyadh has sentenced Dr Mohammed al-Hudaif to five years in prison followed by a further five-year travel ban and a ban on social media.   Dr Hudaif was arrested on March 19, 2016 at Riyadh’s King Khaled International Airport on his way home from Read more

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

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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, Read more

Activist Nukhaifi writes to the Crown Prince: It’s time for genuine reform

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عربي Essa al-Nukhaifi, a campaigner for reform, has written to Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman from Mecca General Penitentiary calling for a number of urgent reforms. His letter contains several pieces of advice and proposals for wide-ranging reform, totalling twenty-five recommendations, dealing with prisons and detention centres, trials, women’s rights, Read more

Crackdown continues with waves of arrests, purpose still unclear

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عربي Issa al-Hamid and Abdulaziz al-Shubaili arrested, reports of Dr Salman al-Odah on hunger strike Over the past week the Saudi authorities have detained a number of preachers, writers and activists in an as yet unexplained wave of arrests.  They began on the evening of Saturday, September 9 by arresting 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