March 18, 2016

Saudi Arabia: Release Prisoner of Conscience/Journalist Alaa Brinji (UA 63/16)

Saudi Arabian journalist Alaa Brinji has been sentenced to five years in prison by the Specialized Criminal Court in Riyadh after being convicted for posts on Twitter. He has had no access to a lawyer. He is a prisoner of conscience.
1) Please write immediately in Arabic, English or your own language:
  • Calling on the authorities to release Alaa Brinji immediately and unconditionally, as he is a prisoner of conscience, held solely for exercising his right to freedom of expression;
  • Urging them to ensure that he has regular access to his family and a lawyer;
  • Calling on the authorities to repeal or amend all laws that arbitrarily restrict the rights to freedom of opinion and expression and freedom of thought, conscience and religion or belief.
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 63/16” 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.