July 24, 2017

Urgent Action Update: 14 Saudi Arabian Men At Imminent Risk Of Execution (Saudi Arabia: UA 180.17)


Fourteen Saudi Arabian men are at imminent risk of execution after their families learned on 23 July that the Supreme Court has ratified their death sentences. On 1 June 2016, the men were sentenced to death penalty after a grossly unfair trial based on “confessions” they said were obtained under torture.

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Fourteen Saudi Arabian men are at imminent risk of execution after their families learned on 23 July that the Supreme Court has ratified their death sentences. On 1 June 2016, the men were sentenced to death penalty after a grossly unfair trial based on “confessions” they said were obtained under torture.

1) TAKE ACTION

Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Urging the Saudi Arabian authorities to halt the execution of the 14 men and quash their conviction, given grave concerns about the fairness of the trial, to retry them in line with international fair trial standards without recourse to the death penalty;
  • Calling on them to order a prompt, impartial, independent and effective investigation into the allegations of torture and other ill-treatment;
  • Urging them to immediately establish an official moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty in Saudi Arabia.

Contact these two officials by 4 September 2017:

King and Prime Minister
His Majesty King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud
The Custodian of the two Holy Mosques
Office of His Majesty the King
Royal Court, Riyadh
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Fax: (via Ministry of Interior)
+966 11 403 3125 (please keep trying)
Twitter: @KingSalman
Salutation: Your Majesty

Ambassador Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia
601 New Hampshire Ave. NW,
Washington DC 20037
Fax: 1 202 944 5983
Phone: 1 202 342 3800
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 180.17
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