U.S. President George W. Bush greets Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah as he arrives at the G20 Summit in Washington

ADHRB Assesses King Abdullah’s Reign and Need for Reform in Saudi

20 January 2015 – ADHRB released a report Assessing the reign of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, who died Thursday after more than a decade of rule. Despite his adopted status as a reformer and peacemaker, King Abdullah’s reign was marked by deterioration in civil, political and human rights in the kingdom.

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Updates from the Ground
  • More than 34 people were arrested
  • 16 individuals were sentenced to 400 years in prison
  • 12 trials postponed
  • Security forces continue to use excessive force including tear gas and shotgun pellets against protesters.

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The National Human Rights Institution Receives 7 Complaints

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