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Mohammed al-Qahtani ends his 10-day prison hunger strike as the authorities say they will meet demands
Prominent human rights defender Mohammed al-Qahtani has ended his hunger strike in prison, which he started on 19 December 2020.
NGOs ask Dakar Rally participants to #StandWithSaudiHeroes
The Dakar Rally, the world's most famous off-road endurance race, is due to take place in Saudi Arabia for its second edition from 3 to 15 of January 2021.
Court documents highlight gross judicial flaws in Loujain al-Hathloul’s trial
As human rights defender Loujain al-Hathloul’s grossly unfair trial continues, ALQST has reviewed court documents which once again highlight the spurious nature of the charges she is facing.
Amendments to the indictment in Loujain al-Hathloul’s trial reveal the Saudi authorities’ fabrications and the politicisation of the judiciary
The family of human rights defender Loujain al-Hathloul have published the amended indictment  against her by the Public Prosecution at the first session of her trial in the Specialised Criminal Court (SCC).
Joint statement calling on the UAE to release human rights defender and lawyer Dr. Mohammed al-Roken
Eight years have passed since the unjust arrest of Dr. Mohammed al-Roken by the UAE State Security services.
Flawed trials of jailed activists as Saudi authorities’ crackdown intensifies
New trial proceedings have commenced before the Specialised Criminal Court in Riyadh for several activists, including Khaled al-Omair, Mohamed al-Oteibi and those arrested in April 2019.

Reports

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.
NGOs submit follow up report on Saudi Arabia to the UN Committee against Torture
ALQST for Human Rights, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) and MENA Rights Group, have made a joint submission to the United Nations.
Human Rights in Saudi Arabia in 2018 – ALQST’s Annual Report
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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