“Moderation” requires tolerance, acceptance of others, free speech and human rights

عربي Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has said on several occasions recently that he wants to return the country to “moderation”, or “moderate Islam”, and that he wants to fight “extremism”. His promises and visions in connection with these claims bear no relation to what is happening on the ground, since even as Continue Reading

As Saudi authorities launch PR campaign, war on freedom of expression reaches zenith

عربي While the Saudi authorities keep boasting about granting women the right to drive, following a royal decree issued recently by King Salman, the number of people arrested, among them women, has seen a swift upsurge in the kingdom. The list of arrestees includes academics, journalists, human rights activists and Islamic scholars who have long Continue Reading

A NEW ERA, AND STEPS THAT SHOULD BE TAKEN​

العربي The Saudi people and human rights supporters everywhere are looking for radical changes regarding human rights in Saudi Arabia.  The country’s change of leadership presents a golden opportunity to make serious reforms, meet some of the public’s aspirations, and relieve them of some of their suffering.  Such reforms could allow them to forge 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

December 3, 2016 – International Day of Persons with Disabilities

الثالث من ديسمبر 2016، اليوم العالمي لذوي الإعاقة ‘A prison without bars’: living with disabilities in Saudi Arabia December 3, 2016 – International Day of Persons with Disabilities   The Saudi government is failing to meet its obligations to the kingdom’s disabled citizens. Service provision is underfunded and inadequate, and the rights to dignity, equality Continue Reading

INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY: A HUMAN RIGHTS FOCUS ON YEMEN

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 an independent international investigation of Continue Reading