On the 10th anniversary of the establishment of ACPRA, NGOs jointly call on Saudi authorities to release all detained members

On October 12, 2019, which marks the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Saudi Association for Civil and Political Rights (ACPRA), the undersigned organisations call on Saudi authorities to immediately and unconditionally release all detained ACPRA members.  Created in 2009 by 11 human rights defenders and academics, ACPRA was Read more…

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…

ALQST and Gulf Centre for Human Rights submit written evidence to the UK Foreign Affairs Committee inquiry into global media freedom

ALQST and the Gulf Centre for Human Rights recently sent a submission to the UK Foreign Affairs Committee, in response to a call for written evidence for the Committee’s inquiry on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and global media freedom. The submission is avaliable here. The submission, which was sent in Read more…