Human Rights Situation in Saudi Arabia 2014
Instead of improving, the human rights situation in Saudi Arabia has steadily deteriorated in recent years. Frustration is growing among Saudi citizens who see no prospect for any sort of reform on the part of the government.
The ranks of prisoners of conscience have steadily increased in recent years. Many of these political prisoners languish in jail, as the Saudi government often denies them the right to a fair trial. The death penalty is still commonly implemented in the country. Saudi Arabia continues to violate the rights of 9 million women and roughly the same number of migrant workers. It also must be noted that Saudi Arabia has yet to take any concrete steps towards the nearly 200 recommendations it fully accepted in the most recent Universal Periodic Review (UPR).