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

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, political rights and the role Continue Reading

Prisoners of Conscience

معتقلي الرأي Prisoners of conscience: It is hard to compile a list of prisoners of conscience in Saudi Arabia.  In the absence of a safe environment for human rights work, it is impossible to monitor and record all of the arbitrary arrests made for people’s opinions or beliefs.  Here, however, are the names and brief Continue Reading


عبدالكريم الخضر   Abdulkareem Al-Khoder is the latest member of ACPRA to be sentenced by the SCC to 10 years in prison Al-Khoder, is one of the co-founders of ACPRA, a human rights defender and a former profession in Islamic Jurisprudence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He was originally sentenced to eight years in Continue Reading


مخلف الشمري Human rights activist Mikhlif Al-Shammari has been sentenced to 2 years in prison and 200 lashes for associating with Shia Muslims in Saudi Arabia. The Court of Appeal in Dammam has upheld the judgement against Al-Shammari in November 2014. The initially judgement had been altered from stating that he was sentenced due to Continue Reading

Tawfiq Al Amer

توفيق العامر During this current August, the SCC ruled on Tawfiq Al Amer to a sentence of eight years Update 26/02/2015: In January 2015, the Specialised Criminal Court of Appeal in Saudi Arabia upheld the sentencing decision of the SCC in the case of Al Amer. Al Amer was sentenced to 8 years in prison, followed Continue Reading