Saudi Arabia
Aid worker sentenced to 20 years in Saudi prison

Abdulrahman al-Sadhan was arrested in March 2018 from Red Crescent’s Riyadh office without a warrant.

Saudi aid worker sentenced to 20 years in prison

It is believed that Abdulrahman al-Sadhan has been convicted in connection with operating an anonymous Twitter account that was critical of human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia and the policies of crown prince Mohammed bin Salman

After years of blockade, Saudi-led coalition allows four ships to dock at Hodeidah in Yemen

Four ships carrying gas oil, LPG and fuel oil were allowed to dock at Hodeidah port. The Saudi-led Gulf military coalition’s blockade of the city has led to one of the worst humanitarian crisis of the century

Houthis demand lifting of air and sea blockade before agreeing to ceasefire

The chief negotiator for Ansar Allah said the Saudis should end their devastating air and sea blockade of the country if they are serious about implementing the ceasefire

Saudi-led military coalition bombs Yemen again

The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen bombed several targets in Houthi-controlled areas in what they termed retaliation for attacks inside Saudi Arabia

Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul released after 1001 days in prison

Her release as per a judge’s order also includes the conditions that she stay on probation for three years and refrain from travelling outside of Saudi Arabia for five years

Loujain al-Hathloul convicted and sentenced to nearly 6 years in prison; may be released in March

A Saudi court dealing with terrorism cases sentenced Loujain al-Hathloul to five years and 8 months in prison. The court suspended a part of the term and also backdated the term due to which she may be released in March

Citizens lab report Dozens of Al-Jazeera journalists allegedly hacked using Israeli spyware

According to Canada-based Citizen Lab, the UAE and Saudi Arabia hacked the Al-Jazeera journalists’ iPhones using Israel-based NSO group’s Pegasus spyware

The agony of Saudi activist Loujain al-Hathloul

Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul, who has been in jail for over 900 days and faced physical and psychological torture, is now set to be tried in a terrorism court

Saudi activist faces trial Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul to face trial in a terrorism court

Saudi Arabian women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul appeared in court and her body was shaking uncontrollably, her voice very soft and shaky, according to her sister

Saudi activist prison hunger strike Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul relaunches hunger strike

Loujain al-Hathloul, who has been in prison since may 2018, launched a hunger strike against prison officials’ decision to deny her regular contact with her family. She had undertaken a similar strike in September

Khashoggi murder trial Saudi court revises sentence of convicts in Jamal Khashoggi murder case

The eight unidentified convicts in the Jamal Khashoggi murder case will spend between seven and 20 years in jail. Agnes Callamard, UN’s special rapporteur, welcomed the commuting of death sentences but called the judgement a parody of justice

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