ABDULAZIZ AL-GHAMDI

عبدالعزيز الغامدي On the 8th of April 2014, human rights defender Abdulaziz Al-Ghamdi was arrested by members of the General Intelligence Directorate of Saudi Arabia (GID), following a violent raid at his residence. During the violent raid, Al-Ghamdi’s 10 year old nephew was assaulted and GID refused to produce search warrants. They charged into his Continue Reading

Suliaman Al-Rashudi

Suliaman Al-Rashudi is a 77 year old lawyer and an ex Saudi judge. The Saudi authority arrested Suliaman in 1993 and 1995 and for more than 3 years he was held in custody without any charge or trial. 69Action Taken Suliaman Al-Rashudi is a 77 year old lawyer and an ex Saudi judge. The Saudi Continue Reading

Freedom of Assembly and Association

Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association (Article 20 of the UDHR). 31Action Taken States Parties recognise the right of the child to freedom of association and to freedom of peaceful assembly (Article 15 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which Saudi Arabia ratified in 1996). Article Continue Reading

DR. SAUD MUKHTAR AL-HASHMI

Dr. Saud Mukhtar Al-Hashmi is one of the Jeddah Reformists that refused to agree to a Royal Pardon in 2012 Al-Hashmi was arrested on the 2nd of February 2007 along with five other activists, all of which were subject to ill treatments by the authorities. Later, a further ten activists were arrested in Jeddah and Medina. They Continue Reading

How you can help ALQST

ALQST, is an independent, non-governmental organisation. We do not only reveal grave human rights violations and abuses that are occurring, but we also aim to carry out other activities such as conducting courses and seminars for the purpose of educating others about human rights and dignity. There are many ways in which you can help Continue Reading

The Jeddah Reformers

The story of the Jeddah reformists is a long and ongoing one. Activists that have decided not to sign an apology and pledge to obtain a “Royal Pardon” face a long and hefty jail sentence. This story began on the 2nd of February 2007 when the Saudi authorities raided Essam Bassrawi’s chalet in the north Continue Reading

Suliaman Al-Rashudi

Suliaman Al-Rashudi is a 77 year old lawyer and an ex Saudi judge. The Saudi authority arrested Suliaman in 1993 and 1995 and for more than 3 years he was held in custody without any charge or trial. 69 Action Taken 2/02/2007 Suliaman Al-Rashudi is a 77 year old lawyer and an ex Saudi judge. Continue Reading

ASHRAF FAYADH

Fayadh was originally sentenced to four years in prison and 800 lashes in May 2014. His appeal was dismissed. In his retrial he was sentenced to death in November 2015.  In his 2014 trial, the main witness that testified against Fayadh was dismissed as strong evidence suggested that his testimony was not credible. Yet, in Continue Reading