Saudi-Arabia: ANHRI consolidates with the food strike of “Ra’ef Badwi” and condemns the extension of his imprisonment violating the law

ANHRI announces its consolidation with the Saudi activist “Ra’ef Badwi” who entered into an open food strike, protesting against arbitrary imprisoning him since three months.

Saudi citizen arrested for tweeting about torture suffered in previous detention

(ANHRI/IFEX) - Cairo on August 12, 2012 - ANHRI denounces the arrest of Fahid Saad Al-Otaibi, on Wednesday, 8 August 2012. Al-Otaibi posted a link to a video on Twitter in which he narrates his experience of abuse and torture while detained for an earlier alleged offence.

Escalating crackdown on rights defenders

(CIHRS/IFEX) - 2 July 2012 - “The government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has succeeded at placing itself as a direct enemy to human rights, whether by continuing to stifle the rights and freedoms of its own people; or by vigorously supporting oppressive governments in desperate attempts to prevent the substantial transformations in the balance of power unfolding across the Arab region from reaching the Kingdom,” said CIHRS today in a statement.