Tag: Ali al-Nimr

Ali al-Nimr Spends Another Birthday on Death Row

Ali al-Nimr Spends Another Birthday on Death Row

Thursday, 21 December 2017 – Yesterday, Ali al-Nimr turned 23-years-old while on death row in Saudi Arabia. It was his sixth birthday in prison after being arrested in February 2012 for participating in a peaceful pro-democracy rally in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain […]

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 […]

Transfer of Saudi Juvenile Detainee Renews Concerns over Abuse of Child Prisoners

Transfer of Saudi Juvenile Detainee Renews Concerns over Abuse of Child Prisoners

On 25 May, the Saudi government transferred Murtaja Algariras, a minor, to the General Directorate of Investigations (GDI) prison in al-Dammam. The GDI, also known as al-Mabahith, has a reputation for torturing prisoners, renewing concerns that Saudi authorities are subjecting juvenile detainees like Algariras to abuse. Algariras was arbitrarily arrested […]