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Will the Last UK Resident Be Released from Guantanamo Next Month?
May 17, 2015
JURIST guest columnist Peter Jan Honigsberg from the University of San Francisco School of Law discusses possible release of detainees from Guantanamo Bay...On April 24, JURIST reported that Shaker Aamer, a citizen of Saudi Arabia (SA) and a British resident who has been detained in Guantanamo Bay....... [more]

Saudi forces order Yemeni region evacuated, announce ceasefire
May 9, 2015
Forces led by Saudi Arabia ordered civilians in northern Yemen to evacuate the area by Friday afternoon, declaring that the entire region would be deemed a military target, but also announced plans for a ceasefire next week. The coalition dropped leaflets in the area warning they would strike anythi....... [more]

HRW: Saudi-led alliance used cluster bombs in Yemen airstrikes
May 3, 2015
Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Sunday that it has received credible evidence indicating that the Saudi-led coalition used illegal cluster munitions supplied by the US in airstrikes against Houthi forces in Yemen. According to a report by HRW, satellite imagery indicates that the munitions landed "wit....... [more]

HRW criticizes Saudi-led airstrike on Yemen
April 25, 2015
Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a statement on Thursday denouncing as a violation of the laws of war an airstrike led by the Saudi Arabian coalition that led to the destruction of a humanitarian warehouse in Yemen earlier this month. The attack was said to be executed by the Saudi coalition, which....... [more]

Guantanamo detainee set to be released in June
April 24, 2015
A US government source on Friday revealed that Shaker Aamer, a Saudi citizen Saudi citizen and former UK resident detained at Guantanamo Bay, is expected to be released in June after recent calls from the UK government. Aamer and his counsel had asked a federal judge last week to release him on th....... [more]

Pakistan lawmakers vote against entering Yemen conflict
April 10, 2015
In a unanimous vote on Friday, Pakistani lawmakers passed a resolution to stay out of the conflict in Yemen, despite pleas from Saudi Arabia for aid in the form of warships, aircraft and ground troops. Saudi Arabia is leading the campaign against Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen, and had anticipated ass....... [more]

Amnesty: 'alarming rise' in death sentences in 2014
April 1, 2015
There was an "alarming rise" in death sentences around the world in 2014, Amnesty International (AI) reported Tuesday. AI said there has been a 28 percent rise in death sentences from 2013—at least 2,466 compared to 1,925— and that an increased number of countries used capital punishment....... [more]

UN rights chief alarmed by rising civilian casualties in Yemen
April 1, 2015
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein expressed concern Tuesday over the rising civilian death toll in Yemen as Saudi-led airstrikes continue. Almasirah TV reported on the latest Saudi airstrike, which attempted to protect the port city of Aden from Shiite rebel forces Wednesda....... [more]

HRW concerned over civilian casualties following airstrikes in Yemen
March 28, 2015
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Saturday expressed concern over civilian casualties resulting from Saudi Arabia-led airstrikes in Yemen's capital, Sanaa. The airstrikes that occurred on March 26th killed between eleven and 34 civilians, including at least two women and two children. HRW reported an inab....... [more]

Bin Laden aide found guilty of US embassy bombings
February 27, 2015
A former aide of Osama Bin Laden has been found guilty on Thursday of plotting the 1998 al-Qaeda bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people. Extradited from the UK to the US in 2012, Saudi national Khalid Al-Fawwaz was convicted on four counts of conspiracy by the US Distr....... [more]

Saudi Arabia executes convicted murderer
February 2, 2015
Saudi Arabia officials on Sunday beheaded convicted murderer Abdelrahman al-Jahni, the fifth person to be executed since King Salman took office last month. Saudi Arabia has executed 17 people so far this year, and the number of executions has significantly increased in recent years to reach around....... [more]




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