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But, recently, Crown Prince Mohammed has been pushing back against the clerical establishment and has even stripped the religious police of the power to make arrests. 4Government restrictions on religion are "very high" in Saudi Arabia, according to a 2017 Pew Research Center report that looked ...
Since the bombing of the war-torn country began in March 2015, the UK has licensed £4.6bn of arms to the Saudi regime, including £2.7bn of ML10 ... The protesters claim that the decision to grant the licences breached UK arms export policy, which states that the licences cannot be granted if there is ...
Over a dozen anti-war activists staged on Monday a blockade of an alleged missile factory in the UK county of Worcestershire at a site owned by the ... Protesters have then engaged in a prayer session to honor those killed since the launch of the Saudi-led coalition's military campaign in Yemen in 2015.
(Beirut) - The prominent Saudi human rights activist Fahad al-Fahad has served two years in prison since his April 2016 arrest and subsequent conviction on charges tied solely to his peaceful social media activity, Human Rights Watch said today. He is one of more than 20 prominent Saudi ...
US, Saudi CEOs Sign $20B Deals in NYC as Protesters Condemn Catastrophic War on Yemen. 200 corporate executives dined at the Saudi-US CEO Forum in New York City alongside Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, while protesters .... PROTESTER: He's a murderer; he's a children murder.
Having been active in women's right to vote campaigns for the municipal elections held in Saudi Arabia, she is one of the most prominent women activists in the country. The ambitious social change in the country comes at the directive of Saudi King Salman and guidance of Saudi Crown Prince ...
Editor's note: Welcome to NCR's Justice Action Bulletin, where every Tuesday we bring you the latest news on active nonviolence in the service of peace and justice. Do you have news you would like to share? Contact Maria Benevento at mbenevento@ncronline.org. Activists war Yemen
Saudi Gazette JEDDAH — Police arrested a 30-year-old driver of an app-based ride-hailing service in Madinah on Monday after he was accused of harassing a disabled female customer. ... "We followed up the case and identified the driver, who is a Saudi national in his 30s. The man drove a private car ... Activists war Yemen
It comes after Saudi Arabia arrested dozens of princes, business leaders and government officials in early November in a push led by Crown Prince Mohammed ... Critics, however, say the arrests were more to consolidate Crown Prince Mohammed's power than to go after the kingdom's endemic corruption. Activists war Yemen
The move comes after Attorney General Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb directed the police to track the man who appeared in the viral video. (via YouTube). Mariam al-Jaber, Al Arabiya Monday, 12 March 2018. Text size A A A. A Saudi man in his 20's was arrested on Monday after a video of him trying to molest and ... Activists war Yemen
The controversial three-day visit by the Saudi crown prince, also known as MBS, drew criticism from some sections of the British public, with protesters calling for his arrest over his role in the calamitous war in Yemen. Before he arrived, thousands had signed an online petition calling on Prime Minister ... Activists war Yemen
The Saudi authorities have arrested 21 people of different nationalities on suspicions of "affecting" the country's national security, according to local media reports. Prominent Saudi daily Okaz reported Thursday that anti-terrorism agencies had detained the 21 individuals over “security-related” issues. Activists war Yemen
A Saudi court sentenced human rights activist Issa al-Nukheifi to six years in prison on Wednesday for tweets critical of the government, a rights group said, confirming a Saudi newspaper report. ... He had been previously arrested, tried and sentenced to prison for similar offences, an Amnesty report said. Activists war Yemen
A Saudi Arabian student and activist arrested last month after criticising the kingdom's growing ties with Israel had her first hearing in court on Tuesday. ... Balawi is one of dozens of activists who have been swept up in recent months in the kingdom, in addition to the detention of princes and tycoons that has ... Activists war Yemen
The prominent Saudi human rights activist Fahad al-Fahad has served two years in prison since his April 2016 arrest and subsequent conviction on charges tied solely to his peaceful social media activity, Human Rights Watch said. He is one of more than 20 prominent Saudi activists serving long ...

Saudi Arabia's crown prince was greeted by Queen Elizabeth, and met by protesters against the war in Yemen, as he began a three-day visit to Britain on Wednesday. Britain is rolling out the red carpet for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who will have lunch with the queen at Buckingham Palace and ...
A leading Saudi religious scholar has been held in punishing solitary confinement, shackled and subjected to 24-hour bouts of interrogation since his arrest last September for tweeting support for peace with Qatar, a source close to his family has told Middle East Eye. Sheikh Salman al-Odah, 61, was taken ...
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Actress Heather Locklear was arrested for investigation of domestic violence and fighting with sheriff's deputies at her California home, authorities said Wednesday. Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance around 10 p.m. in Thousand Oaks, west of Los Angeles, Ventura ...
High-profile campaign groups plan to hold protests in London next week against a visit to Britain by the powerful Saudi crown prince to raise alarm over Riyadh's war crimes in Yemen and its human rights record. The protesters will gather outside Downing Street next Wednesday, when Mohammed bin ...
RIYADH, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- Saudi Arabia has arrested 671,272 foreign workers in the past four months in a major crackdown on illegal laborers, Saudi Press Agency reported on Sunday. Among the detained, 469,836 were charged with violating the residency rules, 142,016 violating the labor regulations ...
A Saudi Arabian student and activist arrested last month after criticising the kingdom's growing ties with Israel had her first hearing in court on Tuesday. ... Balawi is one of dozens of activists who have been swept up in recent months in the kingdom, in addition to the detention of princes and tycoons that has ...
A Saudi activist, who questioned the normalisation of ties between Saudi Arabia and Israel, has been detained in her home country, and could face up to ... According to ALQST, al-Balawi was asked to report to a police station in Tabuk on January 23, only to be arrested, and has been detained ever since.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Days after a Saudi national and Weatherford resident was indicted with visa fraud and making false statements to the FBI, court documents and those who interacted with him are providing a clearer timeline about his time in the United States. Naif Abdulaziz Alfallaj, 34, pleaded not guilty ...
As Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman touts moderate Islam and makes a public display of giving women more rights, human rights activists say the country is quietly arresting women's rights activists. Human rights activist Noha al-Balawi, who is based in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, has been ...
WASHINGTON — A Saudi immigrant who attended Al Qaeda's most notorious training camp was arrested on a charge of lying to the F.B.I. and on two counts of visa fraud in Oklahoma, where he had been living for years with his family, federal law enforcement officials announced Tuesday. The F.B.I. ...
People targeted in the arrests appear to be human rights activists, political dissidents, clerics and others merely exercising their right to free speech, Dixon said. One such was Salman Al-Awda, arrested shortly after tweeting a message hoping that the Saudi and Qatari authorities would end their dispute.
British lawyers have called for Saudi Arabia to be removed from the United Nations Human Rights Council, stating that the kingdom detains political and free speech activists without charge. In a report released on Wednesday in London, Rodney Dixon QC and Lord Kenneth Donald John Macdonald said ...
Saudi Arabian authorities have released all remaining detainees from Riyadh's opulent Ritz-Carlton Hotel, which had been used as an interrogation center in a crackdown on corruption, a Saudi official said on Tuesday. The news signaled that the three-month-old purge, in which dozens of top officials and ...
A wave of arrests that swept up Saudi royals, businessmen and officials boosts trust in the kingdom's investment environment, says Saudi Aramco CEO Amin Nasser. The oil executive says the anti-corruption drive "did not spare anybody" and show "corruption will not be tolerated." Some Middle East ...
Saudi officials have denied those claims. After the anti-corruption arrests, the kingdom's top legal official said that investigations had revealed that "at least $100 billion has been misused through systematic corruption and embezzlement over several decades." The expansive Ritz-Carlton includes 52 acres ...
The Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh, the 492-room hotel converted into a posh prison for privileged Saudis swept up in what the government calls an ... The resumption appeared to signal that the mass arrests of Saudi princes, officials and business executives begun in November are winding down — at least to the ...
Police in Saudi Arabia say they have arrested several young men who last week appeared in a video of what was described as a "gay wedding scene". In the video, the men are sprayed with confetti as they walk side by side on a carpet at an outdoor venue. One of them seems to be wearing a long bridal ...
According to HRW, Awda was among the first of dozens of people arrested in mid-September as part of a crackdown against what Saudi authorities said were those acting "for the benefit of foreign parties against the security of the kingdom and its interests". Saudi Arabia carried out another wave of arrests ...
Saudi Arabia. Several arrested in connection with Saudi same-sex wedding video. Joseph Patrick McCormick, PinkNews; 7th January 2018, 1:37 PM. Authorities in Saudi Arabia have arrested several people following raids responding to a video which allegedly showed a same-sex wedding. Authorities in Saudi Arabia ...
Saudi Arabia's attorney general on Sunday confirmed 11 princes had been arrested after protesting the kingdom's austerity measures and would face trial after "disrupting public peace and order". Saudi media on Saturday had reported the princes arrested after gathering outside Qasr al-Hokm, a historical ...
Via the Wall Street Journal ... reports 11 princes were placed under arrest. The 11 were part of a 'sit-in' to protest the government's decision to stop paying electricity and water bills for members of the extended royal family. But, that is not all ... also said be detained because they complained about the ...
The groups say the kingdom has also detained journalists, clerics and activists in the crackdown. "Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman's efforts to reform the Saudi economy and society are bound to fail if his justice system scorns the rule of law by ordering arbitrary arrests and punishments," said Sarah ...
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A state-linked Saudi news website says 11 princes have been arrested and will be tried for staging a protest at one of the king's palaces and refusing orders to leave. The Sabq website, quoting unnamed officials, reported Saturday that a division of the National Guard, ...
Two months ago, authorities arrested dozens of royals, businessmen and senior government officials as a part of a corruption crackdown. Those detained included the former head of the royal court, Khaled Al-Tuwaijri, and Saudi media mogul Waleed Al-Ibrahim. The investigation is being overseen by ...
A state-linked Saudi news website says 11 princes have been arrested and will be tried for staging a protest at one of the king's palaces and refusing orders to leave. The Sabq website, quoting unnamed officials, reported Saturday that a division of the National Guard, which is tasked with protecting the ...
Saudi authorities have arrested 11 princes for staging a protest in the capital, Riyadh, against the kingdom's austerity measures, according to state media. The announcement by SPA news agency late on Saturday came hours after Sabq, a Saudi website, said that the 11 princes were detained after ...
Saudi security forces arrested al-Shehi, a columnist for the Saudi Arabian daily al-Watan, on January 3, according to Washington Post columnist Jamal ... The country's authorities have detained scores of activists and public figures since September amid an effort by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to ...
Saudi Arabia has arrested 337,281 foreigners in its latest crackdown on illegal immigrants, Gulf News reported. Those arrested include 198,231 who did not have valid residence permits and over 99,000 foreigners who did not have valid work permits. As part of the nationwide campaign, which started on ...
The US Department of State said on Thursday it had the authority to hold the Iranian government responsible for the protester deaths. "We condemn in the strongest possible terms the deaths to date and the arrests of at least 1,000 Iranians," Department of State spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters.
Saudi security forces stand guard in Manfouha, southern Riyadh, in this file photo taken in November 2013. (Reuters). Related Articles. Saudi security forces arrest two terrorists after shootout in Qatif · New Saudi security service key to development, prosperity, says minister. JEDDAH: Four Russians and ...
Religious figures, writers, journalists, academics and civic activists are being targeted, along with members of the banned Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA), in a “worrying pattern of widespread and systematic arbitrary arrests and detention,” they continued. “We are witnessing the ...
Security authorities in Saudi Arabia recently caught a veterinarian red-handed while he was performing plastic surgery on camels using certain drugs and needles. The process was fully documented and so is a statement by a camel enthusiast who said that this doctor, who is of an Arab descent, performs ...
After weeks of deafening silence surrounding the fate of Saudi Arabia's richest man, Prince al-Waleed Bin Talal, arrested last month in an anti-corruption purge, it has emerged authorities in the Gulf monarchy are seeking at least $6 billion for his release. The 62-year-old head of the Kingdom Holding Co.


 

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