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UN Special Procedures Publish Urgent Appeal to Saudi Arabia on Executions and Wave of Arrests of Human Rights Defenders, Writers, and Intellectuals

UN Special Procedures Publish Urgent Appeal to Saudi Arabia on Executions and Wave of Arrests of Human Rights Defenders, Writers, and Intellectuals

On 15 July 2019, the United Nations (UN) Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly […]

UN Special Procedures Publish Allegation Letter to United Arab Emirates Addressing Ongoing Imprisonment of Human Rights Attorney Mr. Mohamed Abdullah Al-Roken

UN Special Procedures Publish Allegation Letter to United Arab Emirates Addressing Ongoing Imprisonment of Human Rights Attorney Mr. Mohamed Abdullah Al-Roken

On 31 July 2019, the United Nations (UN) Working Group on Arbitration Detention (WGAD), the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, and the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, […]

Bahrain has normalized its state of emergency to silence dissent

Bahrain has normalized its state of emergency to silence dissent

In February 2011, tens of thousands of Bahrainis demonstrated across the country, advocating for a greater political voice and respect for fundamental freedoms and human rights. The Bahraini government responded to these peaceful demonstrations by declaring a state of emergency and instituting martial law. In the ensuing weeks and months, […]