Saudi Arabia executes three soldiers on charges of high treason

Saudi Arabia on Saturday executed three soldiers who were sentenced for “high treason” and “cooperating with the enemy”, a statement from the kingdom’s defence ministry said. It said that the three had been sentenced to death by a specialist court after a fair trial. The ministry did not name the alleged “enemy” but the executions… Read More Saudi Arabia executes three soldiers on charges of high treason

Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul released from prison

Prominent women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul was released from a Saudi prison after nearly three years behind bars, her family said on Wednesday, a case that has drawn international condemnation. Hathloul, 31, was detained in May 2018 and sentenced in December to nearly six years in prison on charges that U.N. rights experts called “spurious”… Read More Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul released from prison

Saudi court sentences women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul to sixty-eight months imprisonment

A Saudi court on Monday sentenced prominent women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul to five years and eight months in prison, her family and media said, after her conviction in a trial that has drawn international condemnation. Hathloul, 31, has been held since 2018 following her arrest along with at least a dozen other women’s rights… Read More Saudi court sentences women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul to sixty-eight months imprisonment

Saudi court jails Yemeni blogger Mohamad al-Bokari for supporting gay rights

A Saudi court has sentenced a Yemeni blogger to 10 months in prison, a fine of 10,000 riyals (an equivalent of $2,600) and deportation for a social media post supporting equal rights for people in same sex relationships, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). The group said Mohamad al-Bokari fled Yemen in June 2019 and… Read More Saudi court jails Yemeni blogger Mohamad al-Bokari for supporting gay rights

Saudi Arabia set to end use of flogging as form of punishment

Saudi Arabia is ending flogging as a form of punishment, according to a document from the kingdom’s top court. The decision by the General Commission for the Supreme Court, taken sometime this month, will see the punishment replaced by prison sentences or fines, or a mixture of both. “The decision is an extension of the… Read More Saudi Arabia set to end use of flogging as form of punishment