Amnesty: Loujain al-Hathloul’s sentencing, partially suspended, is still cruel

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Responding to the sentencing of women human rights defender Loujain al-Hathloul to five years and eight months imprisonment following an unfair trial before the Specialized Criminal Court (SCC), Amnesty International’s Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, Heba Morayef, said: “Loujain al-Hathloul is a brave human rights defender whose peaceful activism together with …

U.N. Rights Office Seeks Early Release of Activist Loujain Al Hathloul

The United Nations human rights office called on Monday for the “early release” of Saudi women’s activist Loujain al-Hathloul, hours after she was sentenced to five years and eight months in prison in a trial that has drawn international condemnation. “Conviction and 5 yrs 8 month sentence handed down to prominent women’s rights campaigner #LoujainAl-Hathloul, …

UN experts alarmed by Loujain Al-Hathloul trial, call for immediate release

UN human rights experts* expressed alarm at the commencement of proceedings against woman human rights defender Loujain Al-Hathloul in a Saudi Specialised Criminal Court, and called for her immediate release from jail and for the “spurious” charges against her to be dropped. Ms. Al-Hathloul had been instrumental in the movement to allow women to drive, …

HRW: Saudi-US Doctor Sentenced on Vague Charges

A Saudi court sentenced a prominent Saudi-American medical doctor to six years in prison on December 8, 2020 on vague charges mostly tied to his peaceful political views and expression, Human Rights Watch and The Freedom Initiative said today. Saudi authorities have banned Dr. Walid Fitaihi, 56, from travel since November 2017, along with seven members of …

AUSTRALIA MUST RAISE HUMAN RIGHTS CONCERNS AT G20

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has the opportunity to lead on human rights concerns by raising them with leaders at the G20 Summit under Saudi Arabia’s presidency, which will be held virtually. Amnesty and the Gulf Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (GIDHR) have also written to the Saudi ambassador to Australia, Messaad Ibraham al-Sulaim, …

HRW: Saudi Arabia: New Mass Corruption Arrests

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Saudi Arabia’s new mass arrest of 298 government employees on suspicion of corruption raises human rights concerns, Human Rights Watch said today. Saudi authorities should immediately reveal the legal and evidentiary basis for each person’s detention and make certain that each person detained can exercise their due process rights. Saudi Arabia’s previous corruption crackdown, in November 2017, …

Amnesty: Human Rights situation in Saudi Arabia

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The authorities escalated repression of the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly. They harassed, arbitrarily detained and prosecuted dozens of government critics, human rights defenders, including women’s rights activists, members of the Shi’a minority and family members of activists. Shi’a activists and religious clerics remained on trial before a counter-terror court for expressing …

GIDHR marks Nelson Mandela Day and urge Gulf authorities to release and honor their prisoners of conscience

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The world celebrates on July 18 of every year the international day of the prominent African leader Nelson Mandela, who has spent his life in serving humanity, fighting for humanitarian issues and democracy and promoting a global culture of peace. On this occasion, the United Nations persistently calls on individuals around the world to reflect …

Bahraini human rights organizations: The shocking crime against 37 victims reflects the Saudi authorities’ disregard for dissidents’ lives

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Three Bahraini human rights organizations said that Saudi Arabia’s execution of 37 citizens, mostly Shiites, after unfair arbitrary mock trials and confessions extracted under torture, reflects the Saudi authorities’ disregard for the lives of dissidents and also reflects that violating the right to life has transformed into one of the most prominent means of intimidation …

GIDHR: Al-Hathloul’s trial drops the mask of MBS, “the reformer”

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13 March 2019 – After few hours, the Saudi activist Loujain Al-Hathloul, along with activists Aziza Al-Yousef and Eman Al-Najfan, are standing before the specialised court in Riyadh, which deals with the terrorism charges, according to Loujain’s family. They not allowed to appoint a lawyer, nor were provided the list of the indictments. The three …