Prisoners of Conscience in Saudi Arabia

In Saudi Arabia today, activists are languishing in jail for the crime of wanting a better world. They have been tortured, forced into hunger strikes and sexually assaulted, held in solitary confinement for months on end and separated from their families. Many still await charge years after their arrest, and some have seen their family members and lawyers follow them into prison. At Grant Liberty we work with supporters of some of those prisoners of conscience to campaign for their freedom.

Human Rights Violations

Arbitrary Arrests

and imprisonment without charges

Arbitrary Arrests

Many people both men and women have been arrested for not breaking the law but rather to be silenced.

Torture and Ill Treatment

in police custody and prisons is common

Torture and Ill Treatment

Suppression on women’s rights has seen a number of high profile women being imprisoned for campaigning for social justice

Executions

are increasing each year

Executions

Increasing number of people have been sentenced to death, Saudi Arabia is positioned amongst the top 5 in the world for the number of executions.

Child Prisoners

are tried as adults and terrorists

Child Prisoners

Imprisonment, torture and death of minors for peacefully observing protests.

Women's Rights

are ignored

Women's Rights

Suppression on women’s rights has seen a number of high profile women being imprisoned for campaigning for social justice

Human Rights Organisations

are banned for Saudi soil

Human Rights organisations

Non-state-aligned organisations campaigning for basic human rights have been banned from setting up in the country.

No freedom of speech

and right to peaceful protests

No freedom of speech

Many activists, journalists and clerics are behind bars for exercising rights of expression, attending peaceful demonstration and speaking against the oppression of the government against its own citizens.

No sign

No sign

No sign

Saudi Arabia has never signed up to UN charter on Human Rights (1948)

The Victims of Human Rights Violations

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