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.
(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.
(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.
Saudi Arabia, in a sudden turnabout has lifted its ban on women athletes competing in international tournaments little more than a week after the death of Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz, an opponent of women’s participation in global sports events.