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Saudi Arabia: Execution looms for at least 50 on death row, including Shi’a activists

More than 50 people are at increased risk of imminent execution following reports in national media outlets close to the…

November 26, 2015

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Yemen: Coalition used UK missile in unlawful airstrike

The Saudi Arabia-led coalition used a British-made missile to destroy a Yemeni ceramics factory, a civilian object, on 23 September,…

November 25, 2015

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UN expert working group highlights Saudi Arabia’s appalling record on unlawful detention of peaceful activists

A UN Working Group has determined that the Saudi Arabian authorities have arbitrarily detained nine peaceful activists in blatant violation…

November 23, 2015

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Saudi Arabia: 151 executed this year in highest recorded toll in nearly two decades

At least 151 people have been put to death in Saudi Arabia so far this year –the highest recorded figure…

November 9, 2015

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Brazilian cluster munitions suspected in Saudi Arabia led coalition attack in Yemen

Saudi Arabia-led coalition forces appear to have used a Brazilian variant of internationally banned cluster munitions on a residential neighborhood…

October 30, 2015

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Yemen: Bombing of MSF hospital may amount to a war crime

The apparently deliberate targeting and destruction of a hospital supported by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in northern Yemen last night,…

October 27, 2015

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Saudi Arabia: Prisoner of conscience latest to be convicted in ‘counter-terror purge’ of human rights NGO

The Saudi Arabian authorities today continued their cynical use of a repressive and overly vague counter-terrorism law to purge the…

October 19, 2015

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Saudi Arabia: Fears grow that three young activists could soon be executed

There are rising fears about the impending executions of Ali Mohammed Baqir al-Nimr and two other young Shi’a activists in…

October 16, 2015

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Saudi Arabia: Juvenile offender’s death sentence must shame the authorities into meaningful action

The organization called on the authorities to quash Ali al-Nimr’s death sentence, which followed a grossly unfair trial and was…

September 30, 2015

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Amnesty International Report: Rampant Executions in Saudi Arabia Fuelled by Justice System ‘Riddled with Holes’

Hundreds of people have been condemned to death after being convicted in unfair trials under Saudi Arabia’s deeply flawed judicial…

August 24, 2015

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Saudi Arabia: Decision to uphold Raif Badawi sentence is a dark day for freedom of expression

The decision by the Supreme Court in Saudi Arabia to uphold the sentence of the blogger Raif Badawi to 10…

June 7, 2015

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Raif Badawi remains behind bars in Saudi Arabia a year after being sentenced to 1,000 lashes

One year after Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi was sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail, Amnesty International…

May 7, 2015