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Saudi Arabia Sentences Mohammed al-Otaibi and Abdullah al-Attawi

Saudi Arabia Sentences Mohammed al-Otaibi and Abdullah al-Attawi

29 January 2018 – Last week, Saudi Arabia’s Specialized Criminal Court (SCC) sentenced two prominent human rights defenders, Mohammed Abdullah al-Otaibi and Abdullah al-Attawi, to 14 and seven years in prison respectively. The SCC found them guilty on a number of spurious free expression- and free association-related crimes, including “participating […]

Ali al-Nimr Spends Another Birthday on Death Row

Ali al-Nimr Spends Another Birthday on Death Row

Thursday, 21 December 2017 – Yesterday, Ali al-Nimr turned 23-years-old while on death row in Saudi Arabia. It was his sixth birthday in prison after being arrested in February 2012 for participating in a peaceful pro-democracy rally in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain […]

ADHRB Welcomes Appointment of Experts on UN Yemen Panel

ADHRB Welcomes Appointment of Experts on UN Yemen Panel

On 4 December 2017, the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein announced his official appointments for the Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen. The members are Kamel Jendoubi of Tunisia, who will serve as chairperson, Melissa Parke of Australia, and Charles Garraway of the […]