Urgent Action: Saudi Arabia Arrests Women’s Rights Defenders (Saudi Arabia: UA 105.18)

Prominent women human rights defenders Loujain al-Hathloul, Iman al-Nafjan and Aziza al-Yousef have been arbitrarily detained incommunicado since mid-May.


Loujain al-Hathloul, Iman al-Nafjan and Aziza al-Yousef have been detained by the Saudi Arabian authorities incommunicado and in an unknown location since mid-May. Loujain al-Hathloul, Iman al-Nafjan and Aziza al-Yousef are leading campaigners in calling for women’s rights to drive, the end of discrimination against women and the abolishment of the male guardianship system in Saudi Arabia. Two other human rights activists have also been detained in the same week.


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

  • Calling on the Saudi Arabian authorities to release the three human rights activists immediately and unconditionally;
  • Urging the Saudi Arabian authorities, pending their release, to reveal the whereabouts of the human rights activists and ensure they are given access to their family and a lawyer of their choosing without delay, and that they are protected from torture and other ill-treatment.

Contact these two officials by 6 July, 2018:

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 Majesty

Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz,
Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia
601 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington DC 20037

Phone: (202) 342-3800 I Fax:  202 295 3625
Email: [email protected] OR [email protected]
Contact Form: https://www.saudiembassy.net/contact
Twitter: @SaudiEmbassyUSA
Salutation: Your Royal Highness

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