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A NEW ERA, AND STEPS THAT SHOULD BE TAKEN​

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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 Read more

Human Rights Situation in Saudi Arabia 2016

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العربي Human Rights Situation in Saudi Arabia 2016 Annual review  2016 READ THE FULL REPORT 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 risk. It destroys society by concealing the Read more

December 3, 2016 – International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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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 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

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