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Saudi Arabia steps up ruthless crackdown against human rights activists

Saudi Arabia’s authorities have begun the year with an intensified crackdown against human rights activists dealing another heavy blow to…

January 10, 2017

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Saudi Arabia must immediately abandon all use of cluster munitions

Saudi Arabia should immediately abandon all use of cluster munitions, destroy its stockpile and accede to the international Convention on…

December 19, 2016

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Saudi Arabia increases ruthless sentence in unfair trial of human rights defender to 11 years

Saudi Arabian human rights defender, Issa al-Hamid, who received a nine year prison term for his work promoting human rights,…

December 1, 2016

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Saudi Arms Deal Must Be Halted After Failed Senate Vote

A resolution to block the latest arms sale to Saudi Arabia by the Obama administration failed in the Senate today.

September 21, 2016

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Saudi Arabia’s Execution Toll Reaches 100

According to the Saudi Press Agency, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior announced that an execution was carried out in Riyadh…

July 22, 2016

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Suspend Saudi Arabia from UN Human Rights Council

Saudi Arabia has committed “gross and systematic violations of human rights” abroad and at home, and used its position on…

June 27, 2016

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UN: Shameful pandering to Saudi Arabia-led coalition over children killed in Yemen conflict

The credibility of the United Nations is on the line after it shamefully caved in to pressure to remove the…

June 7, 2016

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Counterterrorism court sentences activist for exposing systematic human rights violations in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s authorities today continued their relentless efforts to stamp out independent human rights activism by sentencing another key activist…

May 30, 2016

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Saudi Arabia: Counter-terror court sentences human rights activist in relentless onslaught against civil society

The sentencing of human rights activist Issa al-Hamid to nine years in prison and a travel ban of equal duration…

April 24, 2016

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Saudi Arabia: Journalist sentenced to five years in prison for tweets latest victim of ruthless crackdown  

The sentencing of journalist Alaa Brinji to five years in prison, an eight-year travel ban and a fine of 50,000…

March 25, 2016

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Yemen: Reckless arms flows decimate civilian life a year into conflict

States – including the USA and the UK – must halt all transfers of arms for use in the Yemen…

March 21, 2016

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Saudi Arabia: Families fear their sons will be executed within 24 hours

The families of three young men arrested for their involvement in anti-government protests while under the age of 18, fear…

March 11, 2016