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Rodney Dixon QC and Juliet Wells attend the 41st Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva on behalf of clients detained in Saudi Arabia

25th June 2019

Rodney Dixon QC and Juliet Wells represented their clients Yumna Desai and Huda Mohammad at an event at the 41st Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva, at the invitation of human rights NGO No Peace Without Justice and the Government of Canada. Ms Desai and Ms Mohammad were arbitrarily detained by the Saudi Arabian authorities and held in conditions amounting to torture for three years and one year respectively.

On 25 June 2019, Rodney and Juliet also submitted a complaint on their clients’ behalf to the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Protection of Fundamental Rights Whilst Combatting Terrorism, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, and the UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers.

Ms Desai and Ms Mohammad spoke about their experiences at the event, alongside Hatice Cengiz (the fiancée of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi), Agnes Callamard (the UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions), Abdullah Alaoudh (an academic and the son of imprisoned cleric Salman Al-Awdah), and Matthew Hedges. Please see the link below for the event programme. See here and here for news items in English.

Rodney and Juliet are instructed by Cameron Doley of Carter-Ruck Solicitors.

 



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