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Hussain Abdullah Al-Alq

HRD, Writer

Hussain Abdullah Al-Alq is a writer and human rights defender who advocates the rights of the Shi'a muslim minority in Saudi Arabia.

Human rights defenders, activists and individuals who criticise government policies or express dissent or diverging opinion to those of the authorities are subjected to harassment, surveillance, arbitrary detention, smear campaigns, prolonged and unfair trials. Family members of HRDs are also targeted and subjected to intimidation and harassment at the hands of the authorities.