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Yemen: ‘Heart-breaking’ mass drowning a symptom of devastating conflict and humanitarian crisis

Responding to reports that at least 30 Somali and Ethiopian refugees and migrants drowned after leaving the coast of south-western…

January 26, 2018

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Saudi Arabia: Three years on, flogged blogger Raif Badawi must be released

Amnesty International launches a campaign today to mark the three year anniversary of the public flogging of Saudi Arabian blogger…

January 9, 2018

MSF supported hospital bombed by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in Haydan in Sa'da. The small hospital, in the Haydan district in Saada Province, was hit by several airstrikes beginning at 22:30 last night. Hospital staff and two patients managed to escape before subsequent airstrikes occurred over a two hour period. One staff member was slightly injured while escaping. With the hospital destroyed, at least 200,000 people now have no access to lifesaving medical care.

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USA, UK and France risk complicity in collective punishment of civilians in Yemen

The USA, UK and France must immediately cease supplying arms to the Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting in Yemen, which is…

November 17, 2017


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UN downplays Saudi Arabia-led coalition’s crimes against children in Yemen

The international community has caved in to political pressure again, underplaying the suffering of hundreds of Yemeni children, by watering…

October 6, 2017

A Saudi woman drives her car along a street in the Saudi coastal city of Jeddah, on September 27, 2017. Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive from next June, state media said on September 26, 2017 in a historic decision that makes the Gulf kingdom the last country in the world to permit women behind the wheel. / AFP PHOTO / REEM BAESHEN (Photo credit should read REEM BAESHEN/AFP/Getty Images)

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Saudi Arabia: Right to drive is a long overdue step forward for women

Responding to the Saudi Arabian government’s announcement that women will be allowed to drive, Philip Luther, Amnesty International's Research and…

September 27, 2017

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U.S. National Faces Execution in Saudi Arabia Despite Unfair Trial

The sentence of a U.S. national facing execution after unfair legal proceedings in Saudi Arabia must be rescinded and a…

September 13, 2017

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Saudi Arabia: Execution looms for teen tortured to “confess” to protest-related crimes

A young Saudi Arabian Shi’a man who claims he was tortured to “confess” alleged crimes committed when he was 16…

September 12, 2017

WEST PALM BEACH, FL - APRIL 06: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks with the media after he greeted Chinese President Xi Jinping at Palm Beach International Airport on April 6, 2017 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Mr. Tilleson spoke about several topics including the upcoming meetings with China and the ongoing conflict in Syria. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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Secretary Tillerson Visit to Gulf Must Not Greenlight More Abuses Against Human Rights Defenders

Today, Secretary Tillerson is meeting with senior foreign officials in Saudi Arabia. This is the latest leg of a week-long…

July 12, 2017

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On Fifth Anniversary of Arrest, Amnesty International Calls for Release of Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi

Five years ago this Saturday, Raif Badawi was arrested for his writings on a website criticizing the Saudi government and…

June 16, 2017

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Senate Vote for Saudi Arms Deal May Make U.S. Complicit in War Crimes

Following a Senate vote defeating a resolution to block an impending $500 million arms sale to Saudi Arabia, Joanne Lin,…

June 13, 2017

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Trump’s Saudi Arms Deal is Unconscionable

Responding to the news that President Trump has finalized an arms deal with Saudi Arabia during his trip to the…

May 20, 2017

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Trump visit to Saudi Arabia risks giving green light to violations of human rights

The glaring absence of human rights from Trump’s agenda for his trip to Saudi Arabia will only embolden further violations…

May 19, 2017