Saudi Arabia finalizes the destruction of al-Mosawara despite the UN’s denunciation

On 16 August, the last residential building in al-Mosawara was demolished by the Saudi authorities, after a process of flattening and relocation that started in mid-May, and which led to conflict between residents and security forces. The al-Mosawara neighborhood was a historic quarter in the Shia-majority town of al-Awamiyah, with a rich history, significant cultural[…]

ADHRB welcomes UN human rights experts’ statement on Awamiyah, remains concerned at regional events

24 May 2017 – The UN Special Rapporteurs on cultural rights, adequate housing, and extreme poverty today released a statement calling on the Government of Saudi Arabia to immediately halt its ongoing demolition of the 400-year-old Mosawara neighborhood in the Eastern Province city of Awamiyah. This is the second such statement from the three UN[…]