Saudi Arabia: Authorities must release Yemeni Writer Marwan Al-Muraisy

عربي 25-September-2018 ALQST for Human Rights in Saudi Arabia, English PEN, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), Index on Censorship, PEN International, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) call on the authorities in Saudi Arabia to release Yemeni writer and online activist Marwan Al-Muraisy, who has been subject to enforced disappearance since June. On 01 June Continue Reading

Saudi authorities arrest rights activist Yasser Al-Ayyaf, having failed to goad him into violence

عربي   The Saudi authorities have opened a new line of attack with the arrest of human rights activist Yasser bin Abdullah al-Ayyaf. Al-Ayyaf has in the past suffered dreadful abuse and violations of his rights and witnessed appalling things that he has not talked about because of pledges to remain silent and stop his Continue Reading

Human rights defenders Samar Badawi, Nasima al-Sada and Amal al-Harbi arrested by Saudi authorities

عربي Samar Badawi won an International Women of Courage Award; Nasima al-Sada is a well known human rights instructor; Amal al-Harbi is the wife of human rights activist and ACPRA member Fowzan al-Harbi   At 1 a.m. on Monday morning, July 30, 2018, the Saudi authorities raided the home of Samar Badawi, a peaceful defender Continue Reading

Saudi government to show videos it claims are proof of three groups seeking to overthrow regime

عربي in a powerful bid to stamp out human rights work and calls for reform, and to criminalise all opposition activity       As the Saudi authorities continue their campaign of mass arrests, affecting many sectors of society but focused on human rights activists, advocates of reform and anyone else the authorities think might Continue Reading

UN expert: Saudi government must stop using counter-terrorism laws to stifle peaceful dissent

عربي   Saudi Arabia has clearly misused counter-terrorism strategies for the purpose of stifling political dissent, suppressing opposition and silencing calls for reform by peaceful critics, according to the UN Special Rapporteur on protecting human rights while countering terrorism, Ben Emmerson QC. Those who peacefully exercise their right to freedom of expression in Saudi Arabia Continue Reading

JOINT URGENT ACTION: Crackdown on Saudi women human rights defenders sets off alarms Human rights groups call for their immediate release

عربي June 2018   JOINT URGENT ACTION       The undersigned human rights groups call on the Saudi authorities to immediately and unconditionally release all human rights defenders arrested in the past two weeks who were detained solely for their support of women’s rights or other peaceful human rights work in Saudi Arabia. We further Continue Reading