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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

UN expert: Saudi government must stop using counter-terrorism laws to stifle peaceful dissent

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عربي   Saudi Arabia has clearly misused counter-terrorism strategies for the purpose of stifling political dissent, suppressing opposition and silencing calls for reform by peaceful critics, according to the UN Special Rapporteur on protecting human rights while countering terrorism, Ben Emmerson QC. Those who peacefully exercise their right to freedom Read more

Norwegian Foreign Minister questions Saudi Arabia’s willingness to reform

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عربي The position for women in Saudi Arabia is unacceptable, says Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide, adding that she is unsure how serious the talk of reform in the country is.   Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been traveling around the world portraying himself as a reformer, Read more

BREAKING NEWS:Saudi Arabia’s Public Prosecutor says the arrested human rights activists have confessed to having contacts with foreign entities

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عربي #Saudi Arabia’s Public Prosecutor says the arrested human rights activists have confessed to having contacts with foreign entities. ALQST insists communication is a basic right of civil society, and says the authorities are trying to criminalise human rights work.

Latest crackdown targets top names in Saudi human rights movement

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عربي   In their latest crackdown on human rights activists, the Saudi authorities have arrested a number of prominent campaigners, accusing them of asking states and organisations abroad to pressure the regime   The Saudi authorities arrested a number of activists on Tuesday, May 15, just a day before the Read more

Key witness in Nukhaifi case says evidence was faked

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عربي A key witness in the case against detained human rights activist Essa al-Nukhaifi has denied all knowledge of evidence presented in court as testimony by him against Nukhaifi, which he says was falsified.  He says he was not present court and did not give any testimony. He maintains that Read more

Eleven more executed in Saudi Arabia while Crown Prince was schmoozing Western allies

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عربي Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman returns to Saudi Arabia this weekend at the end of a five-week, five-nation “charm offensive” aimed at selling a dubious image of modernisation and social reform at home, in exchange for diplomatic backing and multimillion-dollar trade deals. Prince Mohamed is undoubtedly driving sweeping changes Read more

Human Rights Situation in Saudi Arabia 2017

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العربي   Human Rights Situation in Saudi Arabia 2017 Annual review  2017 READ THE FULL REPORT Introduction and general overview: The Saudi authorities are continuing their persistent violations of human rights, while gambling that time is on their side.  They are pressing ahead with business as usual without making any Read more

Closing statement of the ALQST Conference

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عربي London, December 9, 2017 ALQST’s first conference took place in the British capital, London, on Saturday, December 9, 2017.  Taking part were British experts, Saudi and international organisations, and a variety of Saudi personalities including opposition figures, politicians, activists and others. The conference was a significant initiative, taking place 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