Enforced disappearances: five cases that the authorities in Saudi Arabia must account for

عربي ALQST has documented five cases of enforced disappearances in Saudi Arabia. The victims include a Syrian pilgrim, a preacher, two journalists and a humanitarian worker. We call on the Saudi authorities to immediately reveal the fate of these individuals and all others who have been forcefully disappeared Under the terms of the 1992 International Continue Reading

ALQST and MENA Rights Group call on the authorities in Saudi Arabia to immediately release humanitarian worker Abdulrahman AlSadhan

عربي ALQST and MENA Rights Group call on the authorities in Saudi Arabia to immediately release humanitarian worker Abdulrahman AlSadhan, who has been subjected to enforced disappearance since March Officials believed to be from Saudi Arabia’s Mabahith secret police arbitrarily arrested  humanitarian worker Abdulrahman AlSadhan, 35, in March 2018 and subsequently refused to provide any Continue Reading

ALQST Confirms New Details of Torture of Saudi Women Activists as British MPs Seek Access to Prisons to Investigate

عربي ALQST Confirms New Details of Torture of Saudi Women Activists as British MPs Seek Access to Prisons to Investigate ALQST welcomes the announcement made on 2 January 2019 that a cross-party group of British MPs and international lawyers has submitted a request to visit Saudi women activists detained in Saudi prisons to review their Continue Reading

Human rights under King Salman and his son Crown Prince Mohammad

عربي READ THE FULL REPORT  Second ALQST Annual Conference 10 December, 2018 International Day of Human Rights Introduction Saudi Arabia has a monarchical system of government in which the descendants of King Abdulaziz hold a monopoly on power. There is no popular participation in government, nor any oversight or accountability for the actions, decisions or Continue Reading

Imprisoned human rights activist Mohammed al-Qahtani transferred to solitary confinement

Update on 19 December 2018:  Imprisoned human rights activist Mohammed al-Qahtani transferred to solitary confinement On Monday 17 December, Saudi Arabian authorities transferred imprisoned human rights activist Mohammed al-Qahtani, who is serving a ten year prison sentence in al-Hair prison near Riyadh on charges relating to his peaceful human rights work, to solitary confinement. The reason Continue Reading

ALQST and other rights NGOs call on Saudi Arabia to commit to eight specific measures to end the human rights crisis

  Saudi Arabia – On international Human Rights Day, commit to these, eight specific human rights initiatives to end the human rights crisis On 10 December 2018, international Human Rights Day, ALQST hosted a conference to assess the state of human rights in Saudi Arabia. Representatives from Amnesty International, European Saudi Organization for Human Rights Continue Reading

ALQST renews its call to recognise the achievements of Saudi human rights activists

  عربي   On 29 May 2018, following the Saudi authorities most recent wave of arbitrary arrests – of women’s rights activists – ALQST launched a campaign calling on, amongst others, partner NGOs, national governments and human rights supporters all over the world, to celebrate Saudi Arabia’s human rights heroes by nominating them for awards Continue Reading

Failure to make any commitment before key United Nations human rights body is a failure of leadership and betrays the Saudi Arabian people

عربي     Failure by Saudi Arabian officials to give any response to recommendations made by other UN member states on 5 November shows that it is business as usual.   ALQST condemns the decision by the government of Saudi Arabia to delay making any commitment to recommendations made by other United Nations (UN) Human Continue Reading