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Amnesty asks Riyadh to halt execution of 14 Shia activists

Amnesty asks Riyadh to halt execution of 14 Shia activists

Truth NGO – Amnesty International has urged Saudi authorities to halt imminent execution of 14 young Shia activists who were condemned to death for taking part in anti-regime protests gripping the kingdom’s Eastern Province. The leading international human rights group in a recent statement decried the Saudi Arabian Supreme Court’s decision to uphold death sentences against the group convicted of …

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Amnesty: Saudi Arabia sentences human rights activists to prison

Saudi Arabia sentences human rights activists to prison

A Saudi court has sentenced human rights activists Mohammad al-Otaibi and Abdullah al-Attawi to 14 and seven years in prison respectively, rights group Amnesty International reported on Thursday. The Saudi activists had faced charges including setting up an independent organization and making statements harmful to the kingdom. Amnesty said Otaibi and Attawi were the first human rights defenders sentenced under …

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‘Dark time for freedom of expression in Saudi Arabia’

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Amnesty International has said that Saudi rulers are trying to crush the kingdom’s human rights movement after they arrest two more activists. According to the rights group on Monday, Abdulaziz al-Shubaily and Issa al-Hamid, both founding members of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA), were detained over the weekend. “This is a dark time for freedom of expression …

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50 years of unlawful killings

For half a century, Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip has resulted in systematic human rights violations against Palestinians living there. Since the occupation first began in June 1967, Israel’s ruthless policies of land confiscation, illegal settlement and dispossession, coupled with rampant discrimination, have inflicted immense suffering on Palestinians, depriving them of their …

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Amnesty calls on Saudi Arabia to halt execution of 14 dissenters

Amnesty calls on Saudi Arabia to halt execution of 14 dissenters

Human rights group Amnesty International has called on Saudi Arabia to halt the executions of 14 individuals who were sentenced to death following a “grossly unfair mass trial” as part of the kingdom’s “bloody execution spree.” “By confirming these sentences Saudi Arabia’s authorities have displayed their ruthless commitment to the use of the death penalty as a weapon to crush …

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Congress must stop Trump’s Muslim ban: Amnesty International

Congress must stop Trumps Muslim ban Amnesty International

Amnesty International has condemned the US Supreme Court ruling that partially reinstates President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban on 6 Muslim-majority countries. The prominent international human rights group urged the US Congress on Monday to nullify the top court’s ruling that allows Trump’s executive order to take effect until it hears arguments on the travel ban in October. “It’s always …

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Amnesty urges UK to ban imports from illegal Israeli settlements

Amnesty urges UK to ban imports from illegal Israeli settlements

.’All settlement goods and its revenue belongs to Palestinians, but the cash goes into Israelis pockets. This is a sheer daylight robbery. Amnesty International has urged the UK to boycott the import of all goods produced in illegal Israeli settlements which were once Palestinian lands. This leverage must be used to stop human rights abuses against Palestinians which include displacing hundreds of thousands …

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