September 22, 2008

The Ismailis of Najran

Second-class Saudi Citizens

I. Summary and Recommendations
Recommendations to the Saudi Government
Methodology
II. Background
III. Relevant International Standards
IV. The Clash and Crackdown of April 2000
Background: The Ministry of Interior plan to shut Ismaili mosques
Holiday Inn Events of April 23, 2000..
Arrest Wave
V. The Aftermath
Torture
Secret Trials
Firings and Forced Transfers
Arrests for Speaking Out
VI. Official Attacks on Ismaili Ethnic and Religious Identity
VII. Ismaili Participation in Public Affairs
The consequences of complaint
VIII. Discrimination
Discrimination in Education and Employment
Religious Freedom..
Discrimination in the Justice System..
Acknowledgments
Appendix