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Abdulaziz al-Shubaili gets 8-year sentence: ACPRA update and background

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عربي The sentencing on May 29, 2016 of human rights activist Abdulaziz al-Shubaili to eight years in jail highlights once again the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s harsh treatment of peaceful dissent and civil activity. Thousands of the prisoners in Saudi Arabia are prisoners of conscience. Many of them have been Read more

ID cards revolution: Jaber al-Amri jailed for seven years

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عربي The Saudi authorities continue to clamp down on social media and wage war on freedom of expression as if it were an act of terrorism. They continue to associate the peaceful expression of opinions with violence, and also to link demands for reform, or the defence of human rights, Read more

Human rights in Saudi Arabia: 2015 overview

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Introduction 2015 began with the death of King Abdullah.  With a new king sworn in there came new promises, all of which looked hopeful at the beginning of the year, but as 2015 went by proved to be nothing more than that –  just empty promises.  A major cabinet reshuffle Read more

Saudi greets 2016 with 47 executions

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  On Saturday, January 2, 2016 the Saudi authorities announced that they had executed 47 prisoners in various cities across the Kingdom in one single day The government’s official statement said that in 43 cases the type of punishment had been ‘ta’zir’ – at the judge’s discretion, and in four Read more

SYRIANS RESIDING IN SAUDI ARABIA

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Why it is important the Saudi Arabia signs and ratifies the UN Refugee Convention? Since the beginning of the civil war in Syria in 2011, more than 45 per cent of the Syrian population has been displaced. Of the 6.5 million displaced, 4 million have sought refuge in other countries. 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

Human Rights Situation for the First Quarter

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الحالة الحقوقية في السعودية حتى مارس 2015 A summary of the human rights situation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the first quarter of 2015 Human rights are rights that are inherent to all human beings, whatever ones nationality, place of residence, sex, ethnic origin, religion, language or any Read more