Category - protest

  • August 1, 2017

    The family of a disabled man who faces execution in Saudi Arabia for allegedly attending protests have appealed for help to save his life and have given fresh details of the abuses he has suffered.

  • July 15, 2017

    There are urgent concerns that 14 Saudi Arabian men accused of protest-related offences are facing imminent execution. The group, including disabled Munir al-Adam and juvenile Mujtaba’a al-Sweikat, have been moved to the Saudi capital Riyadh in the last few hours according to reports received by the human rights organisation Reprieve.

  • July 11, 2017

    The Saudi authorities have executed four men who were convicted in a secret ‘terrorism’ court – including at least one  man who was convicted on charges relating to protests. It marks the first execution coming from the terrorism court since a mass execution in January 2016, in which several protesters convicted at the court were killed.

  • June 7, 2017

    Saudi Arabia should immediately quash the death sentences of 14 members of the Shia community for protest-related crimes, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said yesterday,

  • May 29, 2017

    Saudi Arabia has upheld a protest-related death sentence for a protester who was tortured so badly that he was rendered completely deaf in one ear. The judgment marks the first such move for several months, and comes days after President Trump visited the Kingdom.

  • May 15, 2017

    President Trump is preparing to visit Riyadh, as concerns grow for three Saudi juveniles who face imminent execution for attending protests.

  • April 28, 2017

    Multi-faith pilgrims will unify to honour creation at the Peoples Climate March in Washington on the National Mall, tomorrow. The event, which comes as a crescendo in a week of climate action, is expected to draw tens of thousands from across the US and broad support from 300 sister marches planned across the country and around the world.

  • February 16, 2017

    The authorities in Bahrain must refrain from using excessive force against protesters, Amnesty International has urged, as mass protests took place to mark the sixth anniversary of the country's 2011 uprising.

  • February 6, 2017

    UK authorities trained Bahrain’s police how to gather intelligence on protestors, and then tried to cover up the scheme, the international human rights group Reprieve has found. The project took place after protestors in the Gulf kingdom were rounded up and sentenced to death.

  • January 20, 2017

    The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament is set to protest outside the US embassy today to demand an end to Donald Trump's arms race, coinciding with his presidential inauguration. Thousands are expected as part of a series of co-ordinated protests.