#FreeWaleed: 5 years on from his sentencing, join us in 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 lawyer and 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 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

Three imprisoned Saudi activists are nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by parliamentarians in Canada and Norway

عربي LONDON, 12 February 2019:  ALQST today welcomed the nomination of human rights defenders Loujain al-Hathloul, Nassima al-Sadah and Abdullah al-Hamid for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.  Their names were put forward by women MPs in Canada and Norway.  ALQST has been campaigning for the champions of human rights in Saudi Arabia to be honoured Continue Reading