Monitoring & Documentation

Monitoring & Documentation Two young Bahrainis at imminent risk of execution in Saudi Arabia
The undersigned organisations express their concern that two young Bahrainis, Jaafar Sultan and Sadiq Thamer, are at imminent risk of execution in Saudi Arabia.
Monitoring & Documentation Rights activist Essa al-Nukhaifi on hunger strike in jail
ALQST has just learned that the veteran human rights activist Essa al-Nukhaifi has been on hunger strike in Al-Ha’ir Prison since 17 April 2022.
Monitoring & Documentation ALQST survey documents the devastating impact of Jeddah evictions and home demolitions
ALQST has carried out a survey on the demolition of homes and eviction of residents in the historic port city of Jeddah and other areas of Saudi Arabia.
Monitoring & Documentation 81 executed in a single day: Mass execution makes a dramatic comeback in Saudi Arabia
The Saudi authorities today, Saturday, 12 March 2022, announced the execution of 81 individuals.

Advocacy & Campaigns

Advocacy & Campaigns Rights groups call for the release of Waleed Abu al-Khair on the eighth anniversary of his arrest
15 April marks the eighth anniversary of the arrest of Saudi human rights defender Waleed Abu al-Khair, who is serving a 15-year prison sentence on charges related to his legitimate human rights activities.
Advocacy & Campaigns ALQST announces new campaign highlighting the diversity of Saudi human rights victims
Today, 28 March 2022, ALQST launches a new campaign in support of the many activists and ordinary citizens detained and silenced in Saudi Arabia.
Advocacy & Campaigns ALQST and partners highlight Saudi authorities’ disturbing pattern of abuses in joint statement at the UN Human Rights Council
On 22 March 2022, during the UN Human Rights Council (HRC)’s 49th Regular Session, ALQST, International Service for Human Rights and the Gulf Centre for Human Rights delivered a joint oral statement.
Advocacy & Campaigns MPs call on UK government to condemn mass executions in Saudi Arabia as Boris Johnson visits
On 14 March 2022, Conservative MP Crispin Blunt tabled an urgent question in the British parliament asking the government to make a statement on the executions of 81 individuals in Saudi Arabia on 12 March.

Reports

Reports The Spotlight Fades, Repression Mounts Again: Human Rights in Saudi Arabia in 2021
ALQST’s latest annual report documents the human rights situation in Saudi Arabia in 2021.
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.
Reports 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.
Reports 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.

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