Alkarama has learned that the Yemeni pilgrim, Abdulrab Mansoor Moqbel Ahmed GEHAM, who forcibly disappeared in Saudi Arabia recently reappeared in Abha prison in southwestern Saudi Arabia. It is only recently that he was allowed to contact his family for the first time since his arrest by Saudi security forces at the Al-Wadia border crossing last April. 

Several United Nations (UN) human rights experts have urged Saudi Arabia to immediately revoke the death penalty handed down to Mohammed Al Ghamdi, a retired teacher, for his tweets and activism on YouTube. This was expressed in a statement issued by the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, and the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention. 

On 15 September 2023, Alkarama sent an urgent appeal to the United Nations Committee on Enforced Disappearances regarding Syrian citizen arbitrarily detained in Iraq, Azmi Derri Mohamed Al Haddar, to prevent his deportation to Syria where there is a huge risk for him to be subjected to enforced disappearance, torture and even execution. 

On 12 September 2023, Alkarama urgently submitted the case of Yemeni citizen Abdulrab Mansoor Moqbel Ahmed GEHAM, who was arrested on 12 April 2023 by Saudi security forces at the Al Wadea border crossing, to the UN Working Group on Enforced Disappearance

Disappeared following arrest 

An Iraqi citizen who disappeared following her abduction on 24 September 2019, Efane Hatem Dahham AL ABBASSI was finally located in Baghdad's women's prison. 

Victim of enforced disappearance since her abduction, the Iraqi authorities finally acknowledged Efane's detention and announced that she was sentenced to 15 years of prison for terrorism allegations. 

Syrian activists around the world commemorated the tenth anniversary of the victims of the Syrian regime's chemical attack. This attack on the population of "Ghouta Damascus" on August 21, 2013 killed about 1,450 civilians, including more than 200 children and women, and wounded 6,000 others, according to data from the Syrian Network for Human Rights.

On  29 August 2023, Alkarama sent an urgent appeal to the United Nations Working Group on Enforced Disappearances regarding former gendarme Mr. Adel Abdelmalek, who has been in enforced disappearance since his abduction on Saturday 19th August evening from the headquarters of the National Gendarmerie in the wilaya of Tebessa by a group affiliated with the Algerian intelligence, according to his brother, journalist Anouar Malek. 

On 22 August 2023, Alkarama addressed the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to the environment regarding the case of Mr. Mohamed ATTAOUI, a committed human rights activist and environmentalist, victim of reprisals and acts of intimidation by the local and regional authorities of Midelt (Middle Atlas) since he denounced the smuggling of cedar wood in rural communes of the region. 

On August 7, 2023, Alkarama addressed the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) regarding the case of Mr. Mohsen Saleh Nasser AL AWLAKI, a Yemeni national, arrested in Saudi Arabia on May 26, 2021 by the police under the pretext of being a disciple of Nasser Muhammad Al-Yamani, the latter claiming to be the "Mahdi" – an eschatological figure who will come at the end of time to restore religion and justice.

On 14 August 2023, Alkarama urgently addressed the UN Working Group on Enforced Disappearances regarding the disappearance of the two brothers Aboubakr and Embarek AL KHAZMI after their arrest by the combined forces of Misrata on 7 September 2021 at their family home located in Beni Walid (180 km southwest of Tripoli). 

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