News

Saudi economist Amer Alfaleh abducted and disappeared
ALQST has been following with concern news of the disappearance of US-educated Saudi economist Amer Matrook Alfaleh, son of the writer and political scientist Matrook Alfaleh.
Over 120 European parliamentarians sign statement in support of Saudi women human rights defenders
Over 120 European parliamentarians from national and EU parliaments have signed a joint statement raising awareness of the ongoing persecution of Saudi women human rights defenders (WHRDs).
UK Government is urged to oppose UAE candidate for president of Interpol
Six UK parliamentarians have written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson calling on the UK Government to oppose United Arab Emirates (UAE) official Ahmed Nasser al-Raisi’s bid to become president of Interpol.
Abdulrahman al-Dowaish on trial behind closed doors
ALQST has learned through private channels that the Saudi authorities are putting Abdulrahman al-Dowaish, son of the missing preacher Sulaiman al-Dowaish, on trial.
Killing of jailed reformer Musa al-Qarni highlights use of torture in Saudi prisons
On 12 October 2021, the human rights community was shocked to learn of the murder in prison of dissident academic and campaigner for reform Musa al-Qarni.
ALQST and partners highlight Saudi authorities’ systematic abuses in joint statements at UN Human Rights Council
At the UN Human Rights Council’s 48th Regular Session this month, ALQST and partner NGOs delivered three oral statements addressing human rights violations in Saudi Arabia.

Reports

Joint NGO submission on Saudi Arabia’s UPR mid-term reporting
An NGO report on Saudi Arabia’s progress mid-way through its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) cycle.
Shrouded in Secrecy: Prisons and Detention Centres in Saudi Arabia
An in-depth study of the Saudi prison system by ALQST details sub-standard health and hygiene conditions, reckless medical negligence, and increasing use of private detention facilities to carry out torture.
Torture in Saudi Arabia - Impunity Reigns
The report, by ALQST for Human Rights in cooperation with the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), presents a detailed investigation into torture in Saudi Arabia.
Abuses Under Scrutiny: Human Rights in Saudi Arabia
ALQST's latest annual report documents and discusses key human rights developments in Saudi Arabia throughout 2020.

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