July 14, 2014

Saudi Arabia: Quash Ali Mohammed Baqir al-Nimr Conviction and Death Sentence (UA 143/14)



Ali al-Nimr was moved to solitary confinement in al-Ha’ir prison in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on 5 October, and is now held incommunicado. He has exhausted his appeals, raising fears that he may be executed soon.
1) Please write immediately in English, Arabic or your own language:
  • Urging the authorities to quash Ali Mohammed Baqir al-Nimr’s conviction and death sentence, and ensure that he is retried in line with international law and standards, without recourse to the death penalty;
  • Calling on them to order an independent investigation into his allegation of torture and other ill-treatment;
  • Reminding them that Saudi Arabia is a state party to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which strictly prohibits the use of the death penalty for crimes committed by anyone below the age of 18; 
  • Urging them to establish immediately an official moratorium on all executions, with a view to abolishing the death penalty in Saudi Arabia.
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.

3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact!
  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with “UA 143/14” in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent,
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.