Saudi Arabia

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A group of 29 states has expressed "deep concern" about human rights in Saudi Arabia as it bids to rejoin the UN Human Rights Council. Human rights organisations Reprive and the European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights (ESOHR) have echoed these concerns as the Saudi Arabian government has not fo

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A court has ruled that a woman who lived and travelled alone without her father's permission had “the right to choose where to live”. A three-year legal battle came to an end after a judge ruled that Mariam al-Otaibi, 32, had committed no crime by moving to Riyadh, against her family's w

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The Saudi Human Rights Commission has announced that, following a royal decree, the sentences of all people convicted of childhood crimes will be reviewed. According to a new Royal Order, all authorities must suspend the application of the death penalty for those convicted while they were minors, pe

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Saudi Arabia has carried out its 800th execution since the reign of King Salman bin Abdulaziz began five years ago. Human rights group Reprieve said the rate of executions has doubled under King Salman's rule, despite Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman insisting the kingdom intends to "minimise" the n

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