Tag: Jamal Khashoggi

ADHRB and NGOs Call on HFAC to Urge Accountability on Khashoggi’s Case

ADHRB and NGOs Call on HFAC to Urge Accountability on Khashoggi’s Case

14 March 2019 – Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and 10 other human rights organizations sent a letter to the leadership of the House Foreign Affairs Committee to undertake additional action concerning the extrajudicial killing of Jamal Khashoggi. The NGOs, led by Human Rights First, sent a letter to Chairman Eliot Engel (D-NY) and […]

Special Procedures Sent Joint Communication to Saudi Arabia on Jamal Khashoggi

Special Procedures Sent Joint Communication to Saudi Arabia on Jamal Khashoggi

Throughout October 2018, United Nations (UN) Special Procedures sent three separate joint communications to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia expressing concerns over a myriad of human rights violations, ranging from the targeting of human rights defenders to extrajudicial executions for protest-related offenses committed by minors to arbitrary arrests and detentions. […]

Hungry children in Yemen wait for aid.

Saudi Arabia Dishes Out Aid to Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen as PR Stunt

On 30 October 2018, documents concerning an agreement made between the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) and Saudi Arabia regarding humanitarian aid were leaked. The Guardian reported that foreign aid from Saudi Arabia came with so many strings attached that it could be considered […]

Increased Engagement by the United Nations on Saudi Arabia Ahead of the UPR

Increased Engagement by the United Nations on Saudi Arabia Ahead of the UPR

*This post has been updated to reflect confirmation that ex-patriot Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a planned assassination in the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.   Saudi Arabia’s poor human rights record is an open secret within the international community. It is home to one of the world’s […]