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Saudi Arabia: Advocacy Campaign on Arbitrary Detention and Prosecution of Human Rights Defenders in the Kingdom

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On 12 October 2016, which marks the 7th anniversary of the establishment of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA), Alkarama will be launching an international 11-day advocacy campaign - including a letter to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights as well as an indepth report

Two human rights activists from the Gulf to receive the 2012 Alkarama Award

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Two human rights activists from the Gulf to receive Alkarama Award

Geneva – 26 September 2012 - "Imprisonment has never changed someone's ideas... Oppression has never postponed the coming of tomorrow" said last year's Alkarama Award laureate, Aida Saif Al Dawla of Egypt, in a video announcing the Alkarama Foundation's choice of two leading human rights figures from the Gulf region as the Laureates for the 2012 Alkarama Award.

Egyptian doctor and Saudi professor to receive 2011 Alkarama Award

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GENEVA - The Alkarama Foundation has chosen Dr. Aida Saif Al-Dawla from Egypt and Dr. Said Bin Zair from Saudi Arabia as the 2011 Alkarama Award laureates. Every December, as part of the International Human Rights Day (10 December), the award is presented to one or more human rights defenders in recognition of a lifelong dedication to the promotion and protection of human rights in the Arab world.

This year's laureates will jointly receive the Award at a public ceremony on 6 December at the Geneva International Conference Center.

The laureates:

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