GCC Cases Raised in the HRC 41 Special Procedures Joint Communications Report

Bahrain Bahrain JUA 11 Dec. 2018 BHR 6/2018 Mandates: Executions, Independence of judges and lawyers, Terrorism, Torture Alleged Victims: 20 Information received concerning the imposition of the death penalty, including cases where there is an immediate risk of execution, and the conduct of trials in the Bahrain. “. . . [W]e are expressing our most[…]

Vision 2030: Saudi Arabia’s Plan to Whitewash Abuses

Saudi Arabia’s ongoing economic program, known as Vision 2030, has caught the interest of investors around the world since it was released in 2016. The Saudi state, despite its continued extraction of oil and gas and being home to the world’s largest oil company, Aramco, is still widely considered to be an untapped economic landscape.[…]

United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Persons with Disabilities Releases Concluding Observations on the Initial Report of Saudi Arabia

26 April 2019 – On 9 April 2019, the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) published its concluding observations on Saudi Arabia’s initial report. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) welcomes the Committee’s comments and holistic overview of the current status of the situation of persons[…]

UN, EU, and NGOs Condemn the Execution of 37 Men in Saudi Arabia

24 April 2019 – Yesterday, the Government of Saudi Arabia executed 37 men for alleged terrorist crimes. Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior (MoI) confirmed the executions in a tweet and the Saudi Press Agency published a statement by the MoI, along with a list of those executed. Sixteen of the executed men were previously the[…]

UPDATED Profiles in Persecution: Mujtaba Nader al-Suwayket Executed

**Update 24 April 2019 – Yesterday, the Saudi government carried out the executions of 37 men, including Mujtaba Nader al-Suwayket. His case had drawn the attention of UN Special Procedures (SAU 13/2018 and SAU 7/2017). Yesterday’s executions were reportedly carried out without prior notice to the families.  Several years ago, Saudi student Mujtaba Nader al-Suwayket was getting ready[…]