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UN Special Procedures Publishes Joint Communication to Saudi Arabia on Arbitrary Executions

UN Special Procedures Publishes Joint Communication to Saudi Arabia on Arbitrary Executions

Throughout October 2018, United Nations (UN) Special Procedures sent three separate joint communications to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia expressing concerns over a myriad of human rights violations, ranging from the targeting of human rights defenders to extrajudicial executions for protest-related offenses committed by minors to arbitrary arrests and detentions. […]

Cars drive past a street lined with decorative lights ahead of National Day celebrations in Riffa, south of Manama December 11, 2012.  Bahrain will celebrate its 42nd National Day on December 16. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed (BAHRAIN - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS) ORG XMIT: BAH14

A Repressive Holiday Tradition in the Arab Gulf

28 December 2018 – This post was updated to reflect new information regarding the appeal trial of United Arab Emirates (UAE) human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor, which was postponed to New Year’s Eve. 20 December 2018 – Over the last several years, states in the Arab Gulf, especially Bahrain, have […]

Special Procedures Sent Joint Communication to Saudi Arabia on Jamal Khashoggi

Special Procedures Sent Joint Communication to Saudi Arabia on Jamal Khashoggi

Throughout October 2018, United Nations (UN) Special Procedures sent three separate joint communications to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia expressing concerns over a myriad of human rights violations, ranging from the targeting of human rights defenders to extrajudicial executions for protest-related offenses committed by minors to arbitrary arrests and detentions. […]