We are concerned by reports that a Saudi counterterrorism court sentenced Saudi aid worker Abdulrahman al-Sadhan to 20 years in prison followed by a 20-year travel ban. We will continue to monitor this case closely throughout any appeals process. As we have said to Saudi officials at all levels, freedom of expression should never be a punishable offense. We will continue to elevate the role of human rights in our relationship with Saudi Arabia and encourage legal reforms that respect the human rights of all individuals.
Washington, DC (STL.News) Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred on Thursday, August 27, 2020, in the 800 block of Ridge Road, Southeast. At approximately 10:19 pm, members […]
Washington, DC (STL.News) The US Department of State released the following statement: On January 4, 2021, former Secretary of State Pompeo convened an independent Accountability Review Board (ARB) to review the facts and circumstance surrounding the murder of […]
Washington, DC (STL.News) Press Statement by Ned Price, Department Spokesperson: The United States welcomes the news that four commercial fuel ships have been cleared to enter Hudaydah port. The free flow of fuel and other essential goods into […]