Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Government’s Misuse of Anti-Terrorism Legislation

The Saudi Government’s Misuse of Anti-Terrorism Legislation

In 2008, the government of Saudi Arabia established the Specialized Criminal Court (SCC) under the guise of prosecuting terrorism-related cases. In the seven years since its inception, however, the court has used anti-terrorism legislation to target human rights activists and government critics. The new Penal Law for Crimes of Terrorism […]