Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) in cooperation with European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights (ESOHR) put forth a Joint Submission to Saudi Arabia’s 3rd Universal Periodic Review (UPR). This Joint Submission concerns the excessive and extrajudicial use of force against demonstrators, peaceful protesters, and dissidents, including the use of the death penalty. Since its 2nd UPR in October 2013 the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Saudi Arabia) has flouted international standards of human rights, including by criminalizing basic human rights like the rights to free expression and opinion, free assembly and association, and arrest and jail peaceful dissidents. Saudi authorities also criminalize and repress freedom of religion in a number of ways enumerated in the full submission.

Please find a PDF of the full submission here.