October 31, 2014

Saudi Arabia: Return Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr’s Body to his Family (UA 271/14)



Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr was executed on 2 January. His family were not informed, and his body has not been returned to them. He had been sentenced to death after a deeply flawed trial at the counter-terrorism court.
1) Please write immediately in English, Arabic or your own language:
  • Calling on the Saudi Arabian authorities to return Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr’s body to his family without delay;
  • Urging them to establish an official moratorium on executions immediately, with a view to abolishing the death penalty, and commute all outstanding death sentences;
  • Calling on them to ensure that full information about the use of the death penalty in Saudi Arabia is publicly available and that condemned prisoners’ families and lawyers are given full access to them and information about their cases, including notification of any scheduled execution.
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 271/14" 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.