ALQST Confirms New Details of Torture of Saudi Women Activists as British MPs Seek Access to Prisons to Investigate

عربي ALQST Confirms New Details of Torture of Saudi Women Activists as British MPs Seek Access to Prisons to Investigate ALQST welcomes the announcement made on 2 January 2019 that a cross-party group of British MPs and international lawyers has submitted a request to visit Saudi women activists detained in Saudi prisons to review their 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

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

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

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 of expression in Saudi Arabia Continue Reading

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

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 in the kingdom, but in Continue Reading

Human Rights Situation in Saudi Arabia 2017

العربي   Human Rights Situation in Saudi Arabia 2017 Annual review  2017 READ THE FULL REPORT [button href=”https://alqst.org/eng/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Human-Rights-in-Saudi-Arabia-2017-En.pdf” size=”medium” color=”#932f20″ textcolor=”#ffffff”]Download PDF[/button] [button href=”https://alqst.org/annual-report-2017/” size=”small” color=”#962821″ textcolor=”#ffffff”]حمل بالعربي[/button] 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 Continue Reading