Country Profile: Saudi Arabia 

The state of human rights in Saudi Arabia continues to deteriorate as authorities have arbitrarily restricted the rights of freedom of expression, association, and peaceful assembly; enacted a draconian new antiterrorism law; and arrested and imprisoned government critics, political opposition leaders, students, and professors. Detainees have faced torture and other mistreatment, and courts have handed down death and lengthy prison sentences after unfair mass trials. Additionally, people have been arrested and tried on charges of "debauchery" for their perceived sexual orientation or gender identity, and women and members of religious minorities have been subject to discrimination and inadequately protected against violence. All this has been done with a critical lack of accountability, and most human rights violations were committed with impunity.

(Last updated: April 25, 2020)

Please send appeals to the following:


Adel bin Ahmed Al- Jubeir

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasseriya Street
Riyadh 11124

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Fax: +966 1 403 0645


Prince Turki bin Khaled Al-Sudairy

Human Rights Commission

PO Box 58889,

Bldg. 373 King Fahad Road
Riyadh 11515
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Fax: +966 1 4612061



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