ALQST re-launches Prisoners of Conscience webpage

ALQST has re-launched a new and interactive “Prisoners of Conscience” webpage that presents the profiles of scores of prisoners of conscience arbitrarily detained in Saudi Arabia.  The page presents a visual guide of at least 170 peaceful critics and civil society members, including human rights activists, academics and journalists, who have 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

Saudi authorities should release Saudi-American doctor Walid Fitaihi, imprisoned and tortured since November 2017

عربي 5 March 2019: ALQST is alarmed that, according to a credible report, Saudi Arabian authorities have tortured Saudi-American medical doctor Walid Fitaihi, 54. They have been holding him without charge, in pre-trial detention since November 2017. Saudi officials have tortured Dr. Walid Fitaihi, 54 years old on several separate occasions since his detention in Continue Reading