Tag: Abdullah al-Zaher

Abdulkareem al-Hawaj at Imminent Risk of Execution after Recent Judgment

Abdulkareem al-Hawaj at Imminent Risk of Execution after Recent Judgment

19 September 2017 – On 11 September, Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court upheld the death sentence of Abdulkareem al-Hawaj, leaving him at imminent risk of being executed. With all of his appeals exhausted, al-Hawaj faces execution as soon as King Salman ratifies his sentence, which could happen at any time. Al-Hawaj […]

HRC36 Saudi Intervention: Item 3 Intervention on Saudi Executions

HRC36 Saudi Intervention: Item 3 Intervention on Saudi Executions

On 18 September, at the 36th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Salma Moussawi delivered an oral intervention under the Item 3 General Debate. In the intervention, Moussawi raised concerns over the impending executions of seven minors in Saudi Arabia. She mentioned Ali al-Nimr, Dawood al-Marhoon, and Abdullah […]

ADHRB Welcomes Rapporteur on Terrorism’s Observations After Saudi Visit

ADHRB Welcomes Rapporteur on Terrorism’s Observations After Saudi Visit

On 4 May 2017, Ben Emmerson, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights while countering terrorism, returned from a five-day visit of Saudi Arabia. Upon the conclusion of his trip, he released his preliminary observations. While he noted that the Saudi government was engaging […]

Saudi HRD Mohammed al-Otaibi faces prosecution if extradited from Qatar

Saudi HRD Mohammed al-Otaibi faces prosecution if extradited from Qatar

The Government of Saudi Arabia is pressuring the Government of Qatar to extradite Saudi activist Mohammed Abdullah al-Otaibi from Qatar, where he is seeking political asylum, back to Saudi Arabia. If Qatar gives into the Saudi government’s pressure, al-Otaibi is at risk of being arbitrarily detained and sentenced to prison […]

Item 9 HRC34 Oral Intervention: Religious Discrimination in Saudi Arabia

Item 9 HRC34 Oral Intervention: Religious Discrimination in Saudi Arabia

On 21 March 2017, Nader Almatrook delivered an oral intervention at the 34th session of the Human Rights Council under Item 9 on behalf of Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain. In his intervention, Almatrook brought the Council’s attention to religious discrimination in Saudi Arabia, particularly against the […]