News

ALQST welcomes cancellation of esports sponsorship deal with Saudi Arabia’s Neom project, and calls on other companies to follow suit
On 29 July 2020, game developer and esports tournament organiser Riot Games announced the cancellation of a sponsorship deal with Saudi Arabia’s Neom megacity project announced just the day before.
UN experts call for answers over Abdullah al-Hamid’s death in prison
UN experts have published a letter sent to Saudi Arabia on 2 June 2020 expressing deep concern over the death in detention of leading human rights defender Abdullah al-Hamid.
Journalist Saleh al-Shehi dies in mysterious circumstances following release from prison
The unexplained death on 19 July of Saudi journalist Saleh al-Shehi, just two months after his unexpected release from prison, raises many questions.
Journalists and intellectuals arrested for expressing condolences over the death of reformer Abdullah al-Hamid
ALQST has learned that in late April the Saudi authorities carried out a spate of arrests of journalists and intellectuals for expressing sympathy over the death of Abdullah al-Hamid.
UN experts issue urgent appeal concerning the judicial harassment and prolonged detention of cleric Mohammad al-Habib and teenager Murtaja Qureiris
United Nations experts have published an urgent appeal they sent to Saudi Arabia expressing serious concern at the judicial harassment and detention of cleric Mohammad al-Habib and teenager Murtaja Qureiris.
ALQST’s (free) advice to the Saudi Human Rights Commission: defend human rights, not the Saudi authorities
ALQST recently learned that Saudi Arabia’s official Human Rights Commission (HRC) has hired a Washington-based public relations company for a year-long contract.

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.
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.
Human rights under King Salman and his son Crown Prince Mohammad
Saudi Arabia has a monarchical system of government in which the descendants of King Abdulaziz hold a monopoly on power.

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