The  UN Committee against Torture,  which is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment by its States Parties, has published its concluding

The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has called on the Algerian authorities to immediately release Mr. Abderrahmane Zitout, an Algerian citizen arbitrarily detained since his arrest at his workplace on 30 March 2022 by intelligence agents. 

During its 97th session held from 28 August to 1 September 2023, the United Nations (UN) Working Group on Arbitrary Detention issued its Opinion No. 56/2023 concerning Dr. Salman Alodah and his brother Mr.

The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has issued its Opinion No.

Following a complaint filed by Alkarama, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention issued its Opinion No. 26/2023 regarding Dr Safar bin Abdulrahman Al Hawali, concluding that his deprivation of liberty was arbitrary and in violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 

On 6 November 2023, Alkarama submitted to the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, the case of Salman AL KHALDI, a Kuwaiti activist sentenced in absentia on 26 September 2023 to five years in prison by the Supreme Court for posts on social networks. 

Arrest for publications 

The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has called on the authorities responsible for the arrest and detention of Colonel Osama Muhammad Saleh Al Ghafir Al Obeid to release him immediately. 

Today, Alkarama joined 51 international and Yemeni organisations working on freedom of opinion, expression and human rights in Yemen in calling for the establishment of a joint international and local independent commission to investigate crimes committed against journalists by all parties to the conflict in the country.

Alkarama, 41 international and local organizations concerned with freedom of opinion and expression and human rights, condemned the blocking and censorship of the Internet in Yemen and stressed the need for immediate action to end the disturbing violations of digital freedoms, the right of access to information and the right to demonstrate and protest.