News

Death of detainee after contracting COVID-19 highlights Saudi authorities' gross medical negligence
The death on 8 May 2021 of detainee Zaheer Ali Shareeda al-Mohammed Ali highlights the Saudi authorities’ gross negligence with regard to prisoners.
Google should halt plans to establish Cloud Region in Saudi Arabia
The undersigned human rights and digital rights organisations urge Google to immediately halt its plan to establish a new Google Cloud region in Saudi Arabia.
EU Parliamentarians sign open letter about Saudi women human rights defenders
In an open letter, around 50 EU Parliamentarians have addressed the EU High Representative concerning the serious human rights violations taking place with respect to Saudi women’s rights defenders.
Open letter to Qatari Emir regarding arbitrary travel ban of five citizens
Human rights organisations call on the Qatari Emit to issue immediate orders to end the travel ban imposed on five Qatari citizens.
NGOs call on winners of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award to decline prize
We, the undersigned organisations, write to urge you to decline the Sheikh Zayed Book Award, and withdraw from the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair which will be held from 23 to 29 May 2021.
More rights activists and peaceful critics sentenced in latest Saudi crackdown
Several rights activists and peaceful critics of the Saudi authorities have been handed prison sentences in recent weeks, as part of a renewed crackdown.

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.
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.
Report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions: “Investigation into the unlawful death of Mr Jamal Khashoggi”
On 2 October 2018, the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain papers he needed to get married.

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