A women’s rights activist has been waterboarded, electrocuted and threatened with rape while in prison in Saudi Arabia, her brother has claimed.
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A Yemeni graffiti artist is taking her art to the streets of Sanaa to draw images of war and hunger in the conflict-torn country.
Two Saudi sisters appealed for help Wednesday from the former Soviet republic of Georgia after fleeing their country, in the latest case of runaways.
Saudi authorities should immediately release the prominent human rights lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair, who was sentenced in 2014 to 15 years in prison.
Marking six months since the shocking murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Samah Hadid, Amnesty International’s Middle East Director of Campaigns.
Nearly a dozen Saudi women’s rights activists, most of them imprisoned, attended third court session and were told trials will last two more weeks.
Three Saudi women’s rights activists have been temporarily released after 10 months in prison, sources familiar with case told Associated Press on Thursday.
Prominent human rights defender Dr. Mohammed Al-Qahtani continues to be ill-treated in Al-Ha’ir criminal prison in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.
A court hearing in Saudi Arabia for women activists is drawing some international criticism for perceived flaws in the kingdom’s human rights record.
Women’s rights activists in Saudi Arabia appeared in a closed-door court hearing Wednesday on unknown charges after being detained in a crackdown last year.