Journalist sentenced - NEWS 25/03/2016 - URGENT ACTION UPDATE - 31/03/2016
Alaa Brinji, a journalist, was sentenced on 24 March 2106 to five years in prison, an eight-year travel ban and a fine of 50,000 Saudi Arabian riyals for a series of tweets in a clear violation of international law and the latest demonstration of the Saudi Arabian authorities deep-seated intolerance of the right of peaceful expression.
Activist sentenced by anti-terror court - NEWS - 24/04/2016
Issa al-Hamid, a human rights defender and founding member of the independent Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association, was sentenced to nine years in prison followed by a nine years travel ban by the Specialised Criminal Court in Riyadh for his peaceful human rights activism in the latest example of Saudi Arabia's ruthless onslaught against civil society in the Kingdom. Read more.
Human rights activist released - GOOD NEWS - URGENT ACTION UPDATE - 06/04/2016
Issa al-Nukheifi, a human rights activist and member of the independent Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association, was released on 6 April 2016 after serving his prison sentence of three years and eight months. He remains banned from travelling for four years and from using social media. Read more.
Families fear their sons with be executed - NEWS/ACTION - 11/03/2016
The families of three young men arrested for their involvement in anti-government protests while under the age of 18, fear their sons are among four people reported to be facing execution on 12 March 2016. Read more.
Ali al-Nimr's mother tells their story here.
47 executed in one day - NEWS - 02/01/2016 (UPDATED 01/04/2016)
Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr was one of 47 people executed by Saudi Arabia on 2 January 2016. Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr had been a vocal critic of the Saudi Arabian government and had been arrested following protests in the Eastern Province in 2011. He had been convicted after a political and grossly unfair trial at the Specialized Criminal Court and his death sentence had been upheld in 2015. More information.
As of 01 April 2016 82 people had been executed in Saudi Arabia.
A dark year for human rights - REPORT - 22/01/2016
King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud's first year in power has seen the country's human rights record deteriorate markedly. The Saudi Arabian authorities have pursued a ruthless crackdown on all forms of dissent, increased their use of the death penalty and maintained practices that discriminate against the country's Shi'a Muslim minority. The kingdom's military has also repeatedly violated the rules of war in its military campaign in Yemen. The only area of limited improvement is with regards to women's rights. Read more.
States must stop selling weapons to Saudi Arabia - NEWS - 26/02/2016 - ACTION - 29/01/2016
Amnesty International has joined other campaigners in calling on governments attending discussions on the implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty to set their hypocrisy aside and stop selling billions of dollars worth of deadly weapons to Saudi Arabia which are being used to attack Yemeni civilians. Read more.
In the third quarter of 2015 the UK granted over £1bn worth of arms export licences to Saudi Arabia according to newly published figures released by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. This was despite overwhelming evidence of massive human rights violations committed by the Saudi-led coalition in its aerial bombing campaign in Yemen. More information.
Amnesty is calling on the United Kingdom government to halt all arms exports to Saudi Arabia where the weapons are at risk of being used in the Yemen conflict to commit violations of international law. Take action. Sign the petition.
Six ways you can help activists in Saudi Arabia - ACTION - 07/01/2016
This document suggests different ways you can help activists in Saudi Arabia.