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Today, Thursday, May 28, 2020, the Saudi authorities released the activist and Yemeni government official, Sayyid Abdul Karim Thuail, who was arrested at Jeddah airport on March 12, 2020.
The Thuail family thanked Alkarama and other organizations, who raised his case and expressed solidarity with them, noting that Mr. Thuail was in fact being held incommunicado in al-Ha'ir prison in Riyadh.

Alkarama sent today an urgent appeal to the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances regarding Mr. Abdul Karim Thuail, who was forcibly disappeared by the authorities in Saudi Arabia.
Mr. Abdul Karim Hussein Ali Thuail, 34 years old and the father of a child, is a Yemeni government official and former human rights defender. He was arrested at Jeddah International Airport on 12 March 2020, and disappeared from that moment.

The Houthi authorities released the Yemeni journalist, Salah al-Qaidi who was detained in the Political Security prison in the capital, Sanaa, after years of arbitrary detention, torture, and ill-treatment.

Today, Friday, April 24, 2020, Alkarama informed the United Nations about the death of prominent Saudi human rights defender Dr. Abdullah Al-Hamid "Abu Bilal", calling on it to take a position regarding the fate of an exceptional figure who vowed his life to peacefully work for freedoms, justice, political reform and human rights in Saudi Arabia. .

The Houthi-controlled Specialized Criminal Court issued a death sentence against journalists Abd al-Khaleq Imran, Tawfiq al-Mansuri, Harith Hamid, Akram al-Walidi. It also issued prison sentences against  six other journalists: Salah al-Qadi, Hassan Annab, Haitham al-Shehab, Hisham Tarmum, and Hisham al-Yousifi , Issam Belghith. All
The Houthi court's decision comes five years after the kidnapping and disappearance of the journalists in Sana'a, and their exposure to torture and inhumane conditions of detention, according to testimonies from their families.

Oman has recently ratified two major human rights conventions the United Nations Convention against Torture (UNCAT), the United Nations Convention on Enforced Disappearances (UNCED).
The accession to those major international Human Rights treaties took place in the view of the upcoming UPR-session originally scheduled on November 5, 2020, which has been postponed, as a result of the current COVID-19 situation, to January 2021. During previous UPR-sessions the ratification of the UNCAT and the UNCED has been persistently recommended by the Alkarama foundation.

The Correctional Chamber of the Algiers Court sentenced today Mr. Karim Tabou, a leading figure of the peaceful protest movement born in the country on 22 February 2019, to one year's imprisonment.
Mr. Karim Tabou (42) is the spokesman of the Democratic and Social Union (DSU), a party he created in November 2012. From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Tabou served as First Secretary of the Socialist Forces Front (SFF), an Algerian opposition party founded in September 1963 by Hocine Aït Ahmed.

Authorities in Iraq released the two civilian activists, Khalil al-Jumaili and Asma al-Azzawi, and the peaceful protesters Shaker al-Khafaji and Ali al-Sudani, who were disappeared forcibly for periods ranging from more than two weeks to about two months.

On November 20, 2019, Alkarama and Ikram Center for Human Rights filed a complaint with the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED) concerning the enforced disappearance of Iraqi minor Efane Hatem Daham al-Abbassi by an intelligence force in Tikrit, Salah al-Din province. Following Alkarama’s complaint, the CED addressed a verbal note to the Iraqi Government, seeking to clarify the fate of the victim.

On November 12, 2019, Alkarama submitted to the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Agnes Callamard, the case of Yemeni Officer Ibrahim al-Shamsani, tortured to death in a Saudi Arabian prison, as confirmed by a coroner's report.