News from Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia: Three more human rights defenders sentenced to up to six years in prison by Specialised Criminal Court


Three more human rights defenders have been sentenced in prison in Saudi Arabia, according to reports received by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR). They have all been tried by the Specialised Criminal…

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Saudi Arabia: Insufficient progress on women’s rights despite promises, says CEDAW submission by NGOs


There has been insufficient progress on women’s rights in Saudi Arabia, says a report presented by three human rights NGOs to the 69th Session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination…

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Saudi Arabia: UN HRC member blatantly violates human rights on a daily basis


The United Nations Human Rights Council consists of 47 Member States elected by a majority of the members of the UN General Assembly by direct and secret ballot. The Council is the highest international…

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Saudi Arabia: Women’s rights defenders arrested for promoting human rights online


Woman human rights defender Noha Al-Balawi, who is active online in supporting civil and political rights for women, was arrested two weeks ago in the last week of January 2018. She is a college student…

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Saudi Arabia: GCHR congratulates Dr. Hala Al-Dosari for winning Human Rights Watch Award


The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) congratulates its Advisory Board member Dr. Hala Al-Dosari, a prominent women’s rights defender from Saudi Arabia, who has won the 2018 Alison Des Forges…

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Saudi Arabia: Authorities continue systematic targeting of human rights defenders


The authorities in Saudi Arabia continue to target human rights defenders despite various announcements related to opening up civic space in the country. Human rights defenders Mohammed Abdullah Al-Otaibi…

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