Tag: Saudi Arabia

ADHRB and ESOHR Condemn Munir Al Adam’s Impending Death Sentence

ADHRB and ESOHR Condemn Munir Al Adam’s Impending Death Sentence

On 3 December, the United Nations marked International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and the European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights (ESOHR) mark IDPD by condemning Saudi Arabia’s arbitrary detention, torture, and death sentence of Munir Al Adam, a prisoner […]

New Saudi counter-terrorism law fails to meet international standards

New Saudi counter-terrorism law fails to meet international standards

On 1 November 2017, Saudi Arabia established a new counter-terrorism law. This law, consisting of 96 articles (27 of which deal solely with punishments), replaces and expands upon the last counter-terror law passed in December 2013. Instead of using the nearly four years since the last passage of law to […]

Saudi activists Essam Koshak and Issa al-Nukheifi await results of postponed trials

Saudi activists Essam Koshak and Issa al-Nukheifi await results of postponed trials

On 29 and 30 October, Saudi Arabia tried two prominent human rights defenders, Essam Koshak and Issa al-Nukheifi respectively. Al-Nukheifi was initially arrested in 2012 after he appeared on a television program and accused Saudi authorities of corruption and human rights violations. Koshak was detained in January 2017 and accused […]