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Khaled al-Omair

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العربي Update 3 November 2016: Khaled Al-Omair ends his 29-day hunger strike after being transferred to the Counselling Centre in preparation for release from jail. Keep demanding his immediate release, 29 days after the expiry of his unjust 8-year sentence for taking part in a peaceful demonstration. October 6, 2016 Khaled Read more

INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY: A HUMAN RIGHTS FOCUS ON YEMEN

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INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY: A HUMAN RIGHTS FOCUS ON YEMEN from ALQST Peace and human rights go hand in hand – peace is fragile without human rights, and people’s basic rights are trodden underfoot in times of war. ALQST supports UN Human Rights Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein’s call last month for Read more

العربي Al-Hashimi’s health deteriorating; new trial for al-Sa’id; al-Dubaisi tried in absentia The Saudi authorities are continuing their relentless crackdown on human rights activists and civil society supporters. Having sentenced ACPRA member Issa al-Hamid in April to nine years in prison followed by a nine-year ban on travelling abroad, they Read more

Dr. Saud Mukhtar Al-Hashmi is suffering from health issues and is in urgent need of medical attention.

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العربي Al-Hashmi’s health has seriously deteriorated due to ill-treatment in prison. Al-Hashmi is denied basic needs such as healthy food, time to exercise (such as walking) and has no direct access to sunlight. Al-Hashmi was arrested on 2nd February 2007 along with five other activists, all of whom have been subjected Read more

Waleed Abu al-Khair wins concessions with hunger strike

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On June 12, imprisoned human rights lawyer and activist Waleed Abu al-Khair ended his hunger strike after winning concessions from the Jeddah Prison administration. He had been demanding restoration of his rights to reading materials, medical check-ups and a proper diet suited to his health needs. Waleed is serving a Read more

Conference to honor Mohammad Fahad al-Qahtani

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Conference to honor Saudi human-rights activist who earned Ph.D. from IU #انديانا_تكرم_معتقل_سعودي      BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Karen Elliott House will present a keynote lecture at an Indiana University mini-conference next week on human rights in Saudi Arabia. The conference, which honors Saudi human-rights activist Read more

Debate in Westminster Hall on human rights in Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia is deemed a country of concern by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. It has one of the worst records in the world for executions. More than 2000 people were executed in Saudi Arabia between 1985 and 2013. This equates to an average of 71 executions per year and Read more

Drugs in Saudi Prisons

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Prisons are places meant to reform and rehabilitate its inmates. They are known as Correctional Institutions in the Kingdom. ALQST have been receiving reports from Saudi prisoners and their families, and even prison guards, hospital staff and people working in the Saudi courts and prosecution service, that Saudi Arabia’s these Read more

Wajdi Al-Ghazzawi

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Wajdi Al-Ghazzawi Since August 2012, Al-Ghazzawi has been detained at a Mecca Prison Since August 2012, Al-Ghazzawi has been detained at a Mecca Prison in Saudi Arabia after returning from Egypt where he set up home for many years. His occupation has varied over time and includes being a media Read more