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.
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.
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.
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.
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.