News

Ten Nubian Egyptians charged after being arbitrarily detained in Saudi Arabia for more than a year
Ten Egyptian nationals belonging to Nubian civic associations in Saudi Arabia have finally been charged, more than a year after being arrested and arbitrarily detained.
Four years since September 2017 crackdown, many are still unjustly detained
Four years since the Saudi authorities’ crackdown on dissent in September 2017, the majority of those arrested remain in prison.
Enforced disappearances still routine practice in Saudi Arabia
The Saudi authorities continue to routinely “disappear” activists and ordinary citizens, forcibly disappearing several more in recent months while others have remained missing for even longer.
Son of missing preacher Sulaiman al-Dowaish re-arrested
ALQST has learned of the arrest on 14 August 2021 of Abdulwahhab al-Dowaish, son of the preacher Sulaiman al-Dowaish who has been forcibly disappeared since 2016.
Appeal court adds two more years to prisoner of conscience Khaled al-Omair’s sentence
ALQST has learned that human rights activist Khaled al-Omair has had his prison sentence increased from seven years to nine, and may be facing new charges related to things he has written in prison.
Activist Abdullah al-Mubaraki forcibly disappeared
ALQST has learned from reliable sources that activist Abdullah al-Mubaraki was arrested by the Saudi authorities on 22 July and has been forcibly disappeared since then.

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.
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.
ALQST 2019 Annual Report shows severity of human rights situation in Saudi Arabia
Annual report issued by ALQST in the first quarter of each year, monitoring and documenting the main events of the previous year.

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