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A statement on the violations committed against female prisoners in criminal cases and the need to raise awareness about their legal rights which shall not be flouted by the authorities


The female prisoners in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the problems they encounter in prisons and detentions centers, and the violations committed against them, seem to be the weakest link in terms of the follow-up and the attention of media and official institutions or human rights organizations. Why not be? And the rights of Saudi women are flouted and violated, ...

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Waleed Abu al-Khair’s hunger strike because of ill-treatment sheds light on the Saudi authorities’ ongoing violation of the Convention against Torture

وليد أبو الخير

With the beginning of the month of Ramadan, Waleed Abu al-Khair, the human right activist and the detained lawyer began an open hunger strike because of ill-treatment he is subjected to in Jedda rehabilitation prison. Abu al-Kair sentenced to 15 years in prison for his peaceful criticism of the Saudi government and his advocacy of human rights has spent two ...

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Saudi Authorities Continue to Stamp out all Traces of any Dissenting Opinion Abdulaziz al-Shubaily, the last ACRPA‘s activist has been sentenced to eight years in prison.


On Sunday, 29 May, 2016, the Specialized Criminal Court (SCC) sentenced Abdulaziz al-Shubaily, the founding member of the Saudi Civil Political Rights Association (ACPRA) to eight years in prison, an eight-year travel ban, and a ban from writing on social media. This law came after a series of judgments issued against all 11 founding members of ACPRA, who have been ...

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Sheikh Tarifi’s arrest within a series of detentions on the Eve of the Saudi Promised Transformation!!!


  At the time when the international attention of media institutions, foreign policies or human rights organizations are focused on the promised transformation launched by the Deputy Prince Salman bin Mohammad in the New Saudi Vision, all forms of harassment and violations of freedoms and human rights are being aggravated in the civil society without any deterrent. In a notable ...

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The Muzzling Policy practiced by the authorities attacks a preacher for criticizing the King

سليمان الدويش

On Sunday afternoon, April 23, 2016, the Saudi authorities arrested the preacher Suleiman ad-Duwaich, after he published some tweets on social media “Twitter”, which some considered to be addressed to the King Salman bin Abdulziz and his son Prince Mohammad Bin Salman. In the light of absence of any official statement regarding the reasons of the detention, many social media ...

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One day before launching the National Transformation Vision Issa al-Hamid sentenced to 9 years in prison for calling for reforms


  Delaying the trial of Issa al-Hamid, a member of the Saudi Association for Civil and Political Rights (ACPR) did not bring any good tidings. After the hearing has been postponed three times consecutively, and after more than 22 months of litigation, the Specialized Criminal Court (SCC) in Riyadh issued a judgment on Sunday, April 24, 2016, which sentenced Issa ...

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After Winning in the Elections: Women from a Municipal Council Seat to a Seat in a Dark Glass Room!!

صورة البيان

  After the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs recently approved the executive rule of the municipal councils in Saudi Arabia in 27/01/2016, particularly Article 107, in which women’s participation in the municipal council was determined, the Saudi Organization for Rights and Freedoms considers that this rule has certainly not come to promote women’s participation in public affairs and decision ...

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The Arbitrary Arrest of ‘al Obied’ following his Brave addressing of bin Nayif

محمد العبيد

  The Saudi Organization for Human Rights & Freedoms declares that the Saudi security authorities arrested on 20 Wednesday, 2016 ‘Muhammd al Obied’, a teacher at Ibn al Qaym school in Sihat, lives in al Qdieh town, in al Qatif which is dominant by Shia citizens. Al Obied is a  brother of one of the martyrs attacked by a group ...

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The Saudi Organization Statement of Condemnation over the Ill-treatment of Detained Dr Muhammad al Qahtani

Dr Muhammad Fahid al Qahtani

  Lawyer Muhammad abd al Aziz al Husan declared in a statement released on 11 January 2015 that his mandator Dr Muhammad Fahid al Qahtani is being subject to various types of harassment & ill-treatment that directly harm his health as he is detained in Al Ha’ir prison in the capital of al Riyadh, in Saudi Arabia. The Lawyer al ...

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Launching Release for Saudi Organization for Rights and Freedoms.

بيان الإنطلاق

  Launching Release for Saudi Organization for Rights and Freedoms. Under the on going violations of human rights in Saudi Arabia as well as the overruns practiced by the authorities on citizens in general and activist in particular, our Saudi Organization for Rights and Freedoms is launched. As we understand the obstacles and difficulties which disrupt the establishment of an ...

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