A first-of-its-kind human rights campaign to sue Saudi officials in Europe

The director of The Wina Human Rights Organization, Abdul Hakim Al-Dakhil, announced a human rights campaign, the first of its kind, to sue Saudi officials before European courts.

Al-Dakhil said on his Twitter account, “We are working in The Wina Organization to prepare documented files for lawsuits that will be submitted to the competent European courts against officials in the Saudi regime for violations and crimes against prisoners of conscience opponents in the Kingdom.”

Al-Dakhil called on the victims and their families to break the silence and communicate with us to provide all their information and evidence, including the names of security officials and judges, to add them to the files processed.

He stressed that the path to achieving justice and ending the reality of impunity for Saudi officials requires concerted efforts, on top of that, the cooperation of the victims and their families by taking the initiative and holding everyone who dared to violate their rights accountable.

Al-Dakhil warned that the trial of an Iranian judge in Sweden should encourage Saudi victims to take similar steps.

“The expected verdict of the Stockholm court against Iranian judge Hamid Nouri, who has been detained in Sweden since 2019, is an incentive for victims from everywhere, including Saudi Arabia, to prosecute those responsible for the violations and crimes they committed,” he said.

Al-Dakhil pointed out that the Iranian judge is accused of complicity in the mass executions of thousands of Iranian political opponents, including from leftist parties, and 93 hearings were held for 46 witnesses in his case.

He stressed that such a matter should constitute an incentive for Saudis who reside in Europe and have been subjected to previous violations to file lawsuits against officials in the Saudi regime and prosecute them if they travel outside the Kingdom.

Al-Dakhil believed that this step guarantees justice for the victims and personal accountability for each official to appear before the judiciary, and most importantly, it will serve as a deterrent to anyone who tempts himself to commit crimes and try to escape punishment.

The prominent Saudi human rights activist concluded that silence on personal and public rights is an encouragement for the tyrannical regime to commit violations and even bequeath it among officials, as has been happening in the Kingdom for decades, thus perpetuating tyranny and crushing human rights.

A Swedish court is preparing to rule on the trial of Hamid Nouri, a former Iranian official accused of participating in the mass executions and torture of political prisoners in the 1980s at Kohardasht Prison in Karaj, Iran, in 1988.

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