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Saudi Arabia sentences minority Shia boy on death row to 12 years in prison after international outcry

Murtaja Qureiris would have been the fourth teenager to be executed by the country in 2019. The government had announced an execution spree on April 23 in which a total of 37 people were executed, along with three teenagers.

Saudi Execution In a crackdown on dissent, Saudi Arabia executes 37 people

At least three of those killed were minors at the time of sentencing. Saudi Arabia has executed 104 people this year.

Women activists under trial in Saudi Arabia may have no access to lawyers: rights group

Loujain al-Hathloul, Iman al-Nafjan and Aziza al-Youssef are among the activists who have been in jail since last year and were tortured and beaten up according to reports. The trial began at a criminal court in Riyadh on March 13

Jailed Saudi activists face long-term health risks due to torture: report

A three-member British parliamentary team said that Saudi authorities at the highest levels could, in principle, be responsible for the crime of torture. The women activists were among those critics of the government who were arrested last year

Execution of Filipino woman points to Saudi Arabia’s appalling record on work conditions, executions

The 39-year-old woman was executed earlier this week on charges of murdering her employer. Rights organizations have long criticized the horrible conditions in which domestic workers are forced to work in Saudi Arabia, with the women facing abuse and rape

After India, Saudi Arabia also deports Rohingya refugees to Bangladesh

Human rights activists complained that the step would further worsen the conditions of the families of the refugees who were still in Bangladesh.

British panel seeks access to imprisoned Saudi women activists amid concerns of torture

At least eight women activists and a few of their male colleagues have been in jail since May. The activists who had campaigned for women’s right to drive were arrested weeks before the ban on female drivers was lifted.

Yemen war: US peace proposals are a sham

Despite the increase in international pressure, the Saudis seem set on their current course in an attempt to secure their energy interests. In this context, US proposals for peace and decisions to stop refuelling Saudi jets are unlikely to have any substantial impact on the conflict.

Erdogan disputes Saudi version, says Khashoggi’s murder was planned

In a speech on Tuesday, the Turkish president said a Saudi team had conducted a reconnaissance operation before the murder. He demanded that those involved at all levels be arrested following an independent probe.

Jamal Khashoggi Jamal Khashoggi assassination: Involvement of Saudi higher ups points towards Crown Prince’s role

From among the 15 men who, according to Turkish authorities, flew from Saudi to Turkey, and were present at the consulate in Istanbul when Khashoggi arrived, at least eight have been identified to be members of Saudi royal military.

Jamal Khashoggi was a fierce critic of the Saudi regime Journalist Jamal Khashoggi feared killed inside Saudi Consulate in Turkey

Turkish media quoted officials as saying that Khashoggi, who was last seen entering the consulate in Istanbul on Tuesday, was probably murdered inside. He was a fierce critic of the Saudi regime

29-year-old Saudi woman activist faces death sentence

Israa al-Ghomgham was arrested in December 2015 on charges of provoking anti-government protests and rebelling against a ruler. The verdict in her trial will be announced in October

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