Saudi activist Israa al-Ghomgham and four other individuals on trial at the Specialized Criminal Court (SCC) face the death penalty for charges related to their participation in peaceful protests.Saudi activist Israa al-Ghomgham and four other individuals on trial at the Specialized Criminal Court (SCC) face the death penalty for charges related to their participation in peaceful protests. 1) TAKE ACTION Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
- Urging the Saudi Arabian authorities not to hand down the death sentence to the five defendants;
- Urging them to release Israa al-Ghomgham, Ahmed al-Matrood, Ali Ouwaisher, Mousa al-Hashim, Khalid al-Ghanim and Mujtaba al-Muzain immediately and unconditionally, as they are held solely for the peaceful exercise of their right to freedom of expression, assembly and association;
- 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 by14 January 2019:
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 the Interior) +966 11 403 3125 (please keep trying) Twitter: @KingSalman Salutation: Your Highness
Ambassador Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia 601 New Hampshire Ave. NW Washington DC 20037 Phone: 202 342 3800 Contact Form: https://bit.ly/2KScqag Twitter: @SaudiEmbassyUSA Salutation: Your Royal Highness2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 201.18. 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. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES