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Alkarama condemns the continued detention by the Saudi authorities of people who have condemned human rights violations in the occupied Palestinian territories and calls for their immediate release. 

Alkarama has reached out to the Saudi Human Rights Commission and the National Society for Human Rights, two state institutions with the shared objective of promoting human rights in the country, inviting them to collaborate with the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) regarding the implementation of Opinions issued by this United Nations special p

Mr. Mahmood Hamid Qaid AL BROUSHI, a young Yemeni detained in Saudi Arabia, is still being held in Dhahban prison in Jeddah and is denied any contact with the outside world, was informed Alkarama from its sources. 

Saudi Arabia
Our concerns
  • Systematic practice of torture and arbitrary detention, including prolonged detention devoid of any legal basis;
  • Abusive counter-terrorism measures and unfair trials before the Specialised Criminal Court, often resulting in the death penalty ;
  • Severe repression of freedom of expression through arrests and arbitrary detention of peaceful dissidents, including human rights defenders;
  • Severe violations of international humanitarian and human rights law in Yemen.


Human Rights Instruments
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)
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Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment (UNCAT)
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UNCAT Ratification Date
OPCAT (National Preventive Mechanism) Ratified ?
National Preventive Mechanism (OPCAT) created ?
Date of last Concluding Observations by Committee against Torture (CAT)
Next CAT State Report Due
OVERDUE - State party did not submit report on time
International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (ICPPED)
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Human Rights Council
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Membership of Human Rights Council:

2006-2012, 2014-2019

National Human Rights Institution
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