Tag: Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr

Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr and the Struggle for Social Justice

Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr and the Struggle for Social Justice

On 2 January 2016, Saudi Arabia executed Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr, a prominent Shia cleric and outspoken peaceful social justice activist. Sheikh al-Nimr was an influential cleric in the Eastern Province town of Awamiyah, where he advocated for political freedom, human rights, and an end to oppression for all Saudis. […]

Saudi’s Gulf Policies Inform Bahrain’s Techniques of Repression

Saudi’s Gulf Policies Inform Bahrain’s Techniques of Repression

As the largest country economically and the most populous state in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Saudi Arabia’s policies significantly affect the policies of its neighbors. Since the 2011 Arab Spring popular protests around the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Saudi Arabia has used its influence to lead the […]

HRC33: ADHRB calls attention to arbitrary detentions in Saudi Arabia

HRC33: ADHRB calls attention to arbitrary detentions in Saudi Arabia

On 16 September 2016, Zena Al-Esia, Research Associate at ESOHR, delivered an oral intervention on behalf of ADHRB under item 3 at the 33rd session of the Human Rights Council on the use of arbitrary detentions by the Government of Saudi Arabia. Please continue reading for full remarks or click here to download […]