Saudi Arabia: Repression in the name of security

Saudi Arabia: Repression in the name of security

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Index Number: MDE 23/016/2011
Date Published: 1 December 2011
Categories: Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabian authorities launched a new wave of repression in early 2011 in the context of protests sparked by long-standing grievances over detentions without charge or trial and following the mass protests in the region. A further threat to human rights in Saudi Arabia is a draft law on terrorism that promises to criminalize even the smallest act of dissent. This report calls on the Saudi Arabian authorities to ensure that human rights are respected in law and in practice at all times.


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