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

Saudi Arabia: New wave of arrests of activists reflects authorities’ obliviousness to international scrutiny and human rights

عربي 8 April 2019 – The wave of arrests on 4/5 April of at least nine activists, writers and bloggers, expresses Saudi Arabia’s lack of awareness and disregard towards the international scrutiny they currently face and how little they appear to care about international human rights standards. Reliable sources informed ALQST that Saudi Arabian authorities 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

Human Rights Situation in Saudi Arabia 2016

العربي Human Rights Situation in Saudi Arabia 2016 Annual review  2016 READ THE FULL REPORT [button href=”https://alqst.org/eng/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Human-Rights-in-Saudi-Arabia-2016-En.pdf” size=”medium” color=”#932f20″ textcolor=”#ffffff”]Download PDF[/button] [button href=”https://alqst.org/hr2016/” size=”small” color=”#962821″ textcolor=”#ffffff”]حمل بالعربي[/button] MESSAGES FROM  ALQST To the people of Saudi Arabia we say: Human rights violations and the suppression of Freedom of Speech puts more reformers’ and activists’ lives at Continue Reading

Abuses continue amid mounting repression

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 then handed down a sentence Continue Reading