Saudi authorities carry out pattern of intimidation and reprisals against individuals who cooperate with the UN

ALQST express its deep concern at the findings of the Secretary General’s latest annual report on reprisals and intimidation against individuals cooperating with UN human rights mechanisms. The report, which was presented by UN Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) Andrew Gilmour on 19 September 2019, highlights the pattern of intimidation and reprisals Read more…

#FreeWaleed: 5 years on from his sentencing, join us calling for the release of Saudi prisoner of conscience Waleed Abu al-Khair

(Illustration: Waleed Abu al-Khair by Anna Albert for the Right Livelihood Award Foundation). 6 July 2019 marks five years since human rights activist Waleed Abu al-Khair was handed a 15-year prison sentence in Saudi Arabia as a result of his peaceful human rights work. Known for representing activist Raif Badawi and members Read more…

NGOs submit follow up report on Saudi Arabia to the UN Committee against Torture

DOWNLOAD THE REPORT HERE Four human rights groups, ALQST for Human Rights, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) and MENA Rights Group, have made a joint submission to the United Nations Committee against Torture (CAT), reiterating recommendations to hold Saudi Arabia accountable for the systematic practice of torture, including the Continue Reading

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