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BBC - 10/07/2012 - Views: (4406)
Princess Sara bint Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud says she faces persecution by members of her family and also some of Saudi Arabia's authorities. The mother-of-four says she has applied to the Home Office for political asylum. She moved to the ...
Rasid - 30/12/2011 - Views: (2575)
Textbooks teaching Saudi Arabian students that hands and feet should be cut off for crimes are creating anger in the international community, experts say. The Institute for Gulf Affairs, a conservative think tank based in Washington, D.C., said the textbooks are ...
Rasid - 30/12/2011 - Views: (2685)
The family of an Australian man jailed in Saudi Arabia appealed their father's sentence of 500 lashes for blasphemy because they say it will kill him. Mansor Almaribe, 45, a Shiite Muslim and father of five living in Victoria, was on ...
Gulf Centre for Human Rights - 10/12/2011 - Views: (2681)
The Gulf Centre for Human Rights calls on the Saudi authorities to immediately release five Human Rights defenders. The Centre also condemns the extrajudicial detention and constant harassment of human rights defenders and bloggers in the Kingdom. Four human rights ...
Rasid - 18/11/2011 - Views: (2682)
Saudi women with attractive eyes may be forced to cover them up, the news website Bikya Masr reported, in a move that could mark the latest repressive measure taken against women by the Islamic state. A spokesperson for Saudi Arabia's Committee ...
Rasid - 17/11/2011 - Views: (2432)
A prominent half-brother of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has resigned from the Allegiance Council, the body responsible for overseeing succession in the world's top oil exporter, according to his website. Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz, father of billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal, is ...
Rasid - 20/10/2011 - Views: (2796)
A popular Saudi video blogger was detained this week, along with his crew, after his report on poverty in the kingdom’s capital, Riyadh, was viewed hundreds of thousands of times on YouTube, human rights activists said. The blogger, Feras Bugnah, was ...
The Christian Science Monitor - 28/09/2011 - Views: (2738)
A Saudi woman has been sentenced to 10 lashes for driving, just days after King Abdullah granted women the right to vote and run for municipal office. A quick look at Saudi Arabia's human rights record. King Abdullah’s decision this week ...
Rasid - 14/09/2011 - Views: (2871)
The US has classified Saudi Arabia as a violator of religious freedom along with China, Afghanistan, Russia and Pakistan in a new report that names several US allies. The International Religious Freedom Report, which covers the six - month period ...
CNN - 13/09/2011 - Views: (2383)
Human Rights Watch called on Saudi Arabian authorities Sunday to immediately drop charges against prominent Saudi human rights activist Walid Abu al-Khair...
AFP - 25/08/2011 - Views: (2632)
A Saudi mother was freed after she was briefly arrested in the western city of Jeddah on Wednesday for defying a ban on women drivers, she and her daughter told AFP. Najla Hariri was arrested while driving to the office of ...
Reuters - 07/08/2011 - Views: (2718)
Saudi security forces killed a gunman early on Saturday after he fired at a checkpoint near the Interior Minister's palace in Jeddah, the state news agency said. Police said they were unable to confirm whether the incident was militant-related. "At 1 a.m. ...
Rasid - 06/08/2011 - Views: (2755)
On 27 July 2011 human rights defender Mr Mukhlif Al Shammari was severely beaten until he lost consciousness. Whilst unconscious soldiers at the Al Damman General Prison forced a bottle of Dettol disinfectant down his throat. Further Information Mukhlif Al Shammari is ...
Rasid - 05/08/2011 - Views: (2585)
  Saudi Arabia is said to have drafted counter-insurgency legislation meant to crack down on the pro-democracy opposition.   The London-based Amnesty International asserted that Riyad planned to crack down on dissent in the Gulf Cooperation Council kingdom under the guise of CI ...
Rasid - 04/08/2011 - Views: (3066)
  Saudi Arabia is reportedly moving very slowly on replacing male workers with female employees at lingerie stores across the conservative Gulf kingdom.   According to workers in the country, the new regulations will create staff problems and would leave to a loss ...
Human Rights Watch - 04/08/2011 - Views: (2361)
Criminal Defamation Charges for Web Article Alleging Extortion   The head of the Saudi judiciary, Salih bin Humaid, should stop all criminal proceedings against Fahd al-Juhani, a Saudi journalist charged with defaming a local official, Human Rights Watch said today. Al-Juhani ...
AFP - 03/08/2011 - Views: (2209)
Human Rights Watch urged the Saudi monarch on Tuesday to rescind a counterterrorism bill which it says will infringe on basic rights and lump peaceful opposition together with violence. "Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah should withdraw a draft counterterrorism law from consideration ...
The Economist - 29/07/2011 - Views: (2302)
The Saudi rulers are running against the Arab grain of freedom With 33 people known to have lost their heads so far this year to the executioner’s righteous sword, it cannot be said that Saudi Arabia is a sissy about justice. ...
The Washington Post - 29/07/2011 - Views: (2073)
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton might be reluctant to interfere in Saudi Arabia’s affairs, but the women of the U.S. Senate are more than happy to tell the king what they think. A bipartisan coalition of 14 senators said Tuesday ...
Rasid - 26/07/2011 - Views: (2097)
 Rights group Amnesty International said on Monday that its website has been blocked in Saudi Arabia after the group criticised a draft Saudi anti - terrorism law. "Access to Amnesty International's website has been blocked in Saudi Arabia... following the ...
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