June 1, 2017

Urgent Action: Activist Detained Incommunicado For 17 Days (Saudi Arabia: UA 125.17)


Saudi Arabian human rights defender Ali Shaaban has been detained incommunicado since 15 May, raising fears that he might be at risk of torture and other ill-treatment. He may be a prisoner of conscience.

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Saudi Arabian human rights defender Ali Shaaban has been detained incommunicado since 15 May, raising fears that he might be at risk of torture and other ill-treatment. He may be a prisoner of conscience.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Expressing concern that Ali Shaaban may have been detained solely for peacefully exercising his right to freedom of expression and association, in which case he should be released immediately and unconditionally;
  • Urging them to ensure that, pending his release, he is protected from torture and other ill-treatment, and is granted prompt and regular access to his family and a lawyer of his choosing;
  • Asking them what charges he faces and that his due process rights are upheld and that any legal proceedings against him conform to international fair trial standards.

Contact these two officials by 13 July, 2017:

King and Prime Minister
His Majesty 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 the 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 125.17
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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