Monitoring & Documentation

Monitoring & Documentation Nourah al-Qahtani: Yet another lengthy jail sentence, for tweeting
Among the unprecedented slew of lengthy sentences recently handed down in the Saudi courts, on 9 August 2022 the Specialised Criminal Court of Appeal sentenced Nourah Saeed al-Qahtani to 45 years in jail.
Monitoring & Documentation Extreme jail terms in Saudi Arabia signal new phase of repression and new low for human rights
ALQST has been gravely concerned to see several lengthy prison sentences – of between 32 and 50 years – handed down recently to activists.
Monitoring & Documentation Video of security officers attacking women in Saudi orphanage highlights state misogyny
ALQST has been deeply concerned to see the video footage circulating showing Saudi security and police officers assaulting young women in the Social Education Home (orphanage) in Khamis Mushait.
Monitoring & Documentation 34 years jail for women’s rights activist Salma al-Shehab, who used Twitter to call for reforms
In the Saudi authorities’ longest prison sentence ever for a peaceful activist, the Specialised Criminal Court of Appeal on 9 August handed down terms totalling 34 years to rights campaigner Salma al-Shehab.

Advocacy & Campaigns

Advocacy & Campaigns Academics call on UK government to act as Saudi court jails Leeds student for tweeting
400 academics, staff and research students from UK universities and colleges have signed an open letter calling on the government to take urgent action in the case of Salma al-Shehab.
Advocacy & Campaigns President Biden’s visit has a negative impact on human rights movement in the MENA region
The human rights movement in the MENA region has paid a heavy price for the unlimited and unconditional support provided by the United Kingdom and United States to repressive governments across the region.
Advocacy & Campaigns Saudi authorities must release women’s rights activist Salma al-Shehab
We, the undersigned NGOs, call on the international community to press Saudi Arabian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release women’s rights activist and academic Salma al-Shehab.
Advocacy & Campaigns L’acceuil du prince-héritier par Macron est une gifle au visage des victimes de violations des droits de l’homme en Arabie Saoudite
Le rendez-vous prévu aujourd’hui entre le président français Emmanuel Macron et le prince-héritier Saoudien Mohammed ben Salman est une gifle au visage des victimes de violations des droits humains.


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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