Tag: Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia: Update on the Shame Reform

Saudi Arabia: Update on the Shame Reform

The Ongoing Arrest and Detention of Women Human Rights Defenders In May 2019, Amnesty International marked Saudi Arabia’s disgraceful “Year of Shame” in remembrance of a year’s passing since the arrest of several prominent women human rights defenders (WHRDs). Amnesty International stated that “a year ago, the authorities started locking […]

Dawood al-Marhoon to spend another birthday on death row in Saudi Arabia

Dawood al-Marhoon to spend another birthday on death row in Saudi Arabia

On February 6 2020, Dawood al-Marhoon will turn 25-years-old making this his fifth birthday on death row in Saudi Arabia. Al-Marhoon was arrested without a warrant in May 2012 at the Al-Dammam hospital while being prepared for surgery on an injury he incurred during a peaceful protest. Al-Marhoon was only […]

Ali al-Nimr Turns 25 on Death Row in Saudi Arabia

Ali al-Nimr Turns 25 on Death Row in Saudi Arabia

19 December 2019 – Tomorrow marks the 25th birthday of Ali al-Nimr, who is on death row in Saudi Arabia. This is his eighth 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 […]

Hungry children in Yemen wait for aid.

UN Special Procedures Publish Allegation Letter to Saudi Arabia on Negative Impact of International Military Intervention on the Enjoyment of Human Rights in Yemen

On 4 October 2019, the Special Rapporteur on the right to food; Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health; Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order; and Special Rapporteur on the human […]

UN Special Procedures Publish Urgent Appeal to Saudi Arabia on Executions and Wave of Arrests of Human Rights Defenders, Writers, and Intellectuals

UN Special Procedures Publish Urgent Appeal to Saudi Arabia on Executions and Wave of Arrests of Human Rights Defenders, Writers, and Intellectuals

On 15 July 2019, the United Nations (UN) Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly […]