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A death sentence passed today against a dissident Shi'a Muslim cleric in Saudi Arabia for “disobeying the ruler”, “inciting sectarian strife” and “encouraging ...
This briefing focuses on the cases of 11 human rights activists in Saudi Arabia who are either imprisoned or on trial and facing imprisonment. All 11 are ...
Report MDE 23/025/2014
Peaceful human rights activists have been routinely harassed, rounded up like criminals and often ill-treated in detention as the Saudi Arabian authorities ...
Raif Badawi was jailed for 10 years in May 2014. He was charged with creating the 'Saudi Arabian Liberals' website and insulting Islam. His sentence ...
Document MDE 23/017/2014
RAIF BADAWI SAUDI ARABIA Raif Badawi was jailed for 10 years and sentenced to 1,000 lashes after starting an online forum for social and ...
Poster MDE 23/022/2014
Hajras al-Qurey was executed on 22 September 2014 for drug-trafficking, despite maintaining that he was tortured into “confessing” to the crime and ...
Urgent Action MDE 23/024/2014
Raif Badawi will serve 10 years in prison and receive 1000 lashes, as the Court of Appeal has upheld his sentence. He is a prisoner of conscience.
Urgent Action MDE 23/023/2014
Hajras al-Qurey was not executed on 25 August, as had been expected, but is still at imminent risk of execution.
Urgent Action MDE 23/021/2014