Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is immune from US civil proceedings brought by the fiancée of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the US government has said. Hatice Cengiz is suing Mr bin Salman and 28 others in the Washington D.C. federal district court over Mr Khashoggi's 2
The annual report of the United Nations Secretary-General on the death penalty confirmed that Saudi Arabia, along with other countries, has resumed executions in light of widespread violations of international law. The report was issued in the 51st session of the Human Rights Council, covers the per
Saudi Arabia has executed 16 more people since the mass execution of 81 men on March 12. Eight of those executions took place this week, including two executions on Wednesday, only two days before F1 practice sessions begin.
Saudi Arabia executed 25 people in 2020, according to monitoring carried out by ESOHR and Reprieve.
A court has ruled that a woman who lived and travelled alone without her father's permission had “the right to choose where to live”. A three-year legal battle came to an end after a judge ruled that Mariam al-Otaibi, 32, had committed no crime by moving to Riyadh, against her family's w
The Saudi Human Rights Commission has announced that, following a royal decree, the sentences of all people convicted of childhood crimes will be reviewed. According to a new Royal Order, all authorities must suspend the application of the death penalty for those convicted while they were minors, pe
Saudi Arabia has carried out its 800th execution since the reign of King Salman bin Abdulaziz began five years ago. Human rights group Reprieve said the rate of executions has doubled under King Salman's rule, despite Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman insisting the kingdom intends to "minimise" the n
A new report published by Amnesty International today shows how the Saudi Arabian authorities are using a counter-terrorism court – the Specialised Criminal Court – as a weapon to systematically silence peaceful opposition in the country. Charges used in proceedings in the court fre