Saudi Arabia

Executions in 2015 greater than for the whole of 2014 - NEWS - 18/05/2015

Saudi Arabia has executed 90 people so far in 2015 a figure which is already greater than the toal number executed throughout 2014. Read more.

No progress on human rights 100 days into King's rule - NEWS - 01/05/2015

After 100 days of King Salman bin Abdul Aziz al Saud came to power the prospects for human rights progress in the Kingdom remain grim as widespread human rights abuses  continue unabated. Read more.

Saudi Arabia must protect Shi'a minority - NEWS - 29/05/2015

Following the second deadly attack on a Shi'a mosque within a week, Amnesty has called on the Saudi authorities to take immediate steps to protect the country's Shi'a Muslim minority from sectarian attack and put an end to decades of systematic discrimination. Read more.

Raif Badawi

Human rights lawyer attacked in prison - URGENT ACTION - UPDATE - 23/04/2015
Waleed Abu al-Khair has been attacked by a fellow prisoner and harassed by the prison authorities. He is a prison of conscience and should be immediately and unconditionally released. Take action.

Indonesian woman with suspected mental illness executed - NEWS - 14/04/2015

Siti Zainab Binti Duhri Rupa, an Indonesian woman with a suspected mental illness, was executed on 14 April 2015 in Medina. She had been sentenced to death in 1999 after she 'confessed' in police custody to killing a woman who allegedly mistreated her since hiring her as a domestic worker the year before. Read more.

Siti's execution is the latest in the recent spike in executions in Saudi Arabia with at least 60 people executed so far in 2015 compared with 90 executions that took place throughout 2014.

Women drivers released - GOOD NEWS - 12/03/2015

Two women drivers were released on 12 February 2015 after spending 10 weeks in detention. Read more.

Amnesty documents


Updated 29/05/2015

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