HRC37 Intervention on Saudi Arabia’s Use of Counterterror laws against HRDs

On Friday 2 March, during the 37th session of the Human Rights Council, IDO in cooperation with ADHRB delivered an oral intervention during the Item 3 Clustered Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteurs on countering terrorism while promoting human rights, and culture. In the intervention, IDO and ADHRB addressed the Rapporteur on countering terrorism concerning[…]

Saudi Arabia Sentences Mohammed al-Otaibi and Abdullah al-Attawi

29 January 2018 – Last week, Saudi Arabia’s Specialized Criminal Court (SCC) sentenced two prominent human rights defenders, Mohammed Abdullah al-Otaibi and Abdullah al-Attawi, to 14 and seven years in prison respectively. The SCC found them guilty on a number of spurious free expression- and free association-related crimes, including “participating in setting up an organization[…]

ADHRB condemns the sentencing of ACPRA co-founder Abdulaziz al-Shubaily

On 10 January 2017, Saudi Arabia’s Specialized Criminal Court (SCC) sentenced human rights defender and lawyer Abdulaziz al-Shubaily to eight years in prison followed by an eight-year travel ban. Al-Shubaily is a founding member of the Saudi Association for Civil and Political Rights (ACPRA), which documented human rights abuses in the Kingdom while promoting a[…]

The Saudi Association for Civil and Political Rights’ Mohammad al-Bajadi

One year ago this month, the Saudi Association for Civil and Political Rights (ACPRA) co-founder Mohammad al-Bajadi was discharged from al-Hayer prison after serving a four-year sentence. He spent the next four months in Saudi Arabia’s notorious Mohammed bin Nayef Center for Counseling and Care, an extremist rehabilitation center, despite his lifelong record of non-violent,[…]

HRC33: ADHRB calls attention to arbitrary detentions in Saudi Arabia

On 16 September 2016, Zena Al-Esia, Research Associate at ESOHR, delivered an oral intervention on behalf of ADHRB under item 3 at the 33rd session of the Human Rights Council on the use of arbitrary detentions by the Government of Saudi Arabia. Please continue reading for full remarks or click here to download a PDF. Mr. President, ADHRB[…]