September 9, 2015

Saudi Arabia: Release Waleed Al Hussein (UA 193/15)




Sudanese national Waleed Al Hussein has been detained without charge in Saudi Arabia since 23 July, after a website he had set up criticized the Sudanese government. He is at risk of being deported to Sudan, where he could face torture and other ill-treatment. He is a prisoner of conscience.
1) Please write immediately in Arabic, English or your own language:
  • Urging the Saudi Arabian authorities to ensure that Waleed Al Hussein is not deported to Sudan, where he would be at risk of torture and other ill-treatment;
  • Calling on them to release him immediately and unconditionally, as he is believed to be detained solely for legitimately exercising his right to freedom of expression and for expressing his conscientiously held beliefs; 
  • Calling on them to ensure that he is protected from torture and other ill-treatment and is granted regular access to his family and lawyer.
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 193/15” 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.