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UAE Lawyer Mohamed al-Roken Faces Seventh Year Arbitrarily Imprisoned

UAE Lawyer Mohamed al-Roken Faces Seventh Year Arbitrarily Imprisoned

Mohamed al-Roken is a prominent lawyer in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He was detained on 17 July 2012 while on his way to a police station and held incommunicadofor months. Al-Roken’s trial began in March 2013, where he was tried with 93 other defendants, and ultimately convicted and sentenced […]

Austria Set to Close Saudi-funded Interfaith Center for Religious Dialogue in Vienna

Austria Set to Close Saudi-funded Interfaith Center for Religious Dialogue in Vienna

The Austrian government is moving to close the Saudi-funded interfaith center, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID), in Vienna.  On 12 June 2019, Austrian Members of Parliament (MPs) voted on a resolution demanding that the interfaith center be shut down. The measure was part […]

Despite New Report by UN Human Rights Expert, the Trump Administration Remains Silent on MbS’ Role in Khashoggi Killing

Despite New Report by UN Human Rights Expert, the Trump Administration Remains Silent on MbS’ Role in Khashoggi Killing

On 19 June 2019, Agnes Callamard, the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur for extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, issued a 100-page report in which she intricately described the details of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s execution and further implicated Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) in orchestrating the murder. Despite ample […]