September 18, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Juvenile Offender At Risk Of Imminent Execution (Saudi Arabia: UA 209.16)


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The family of Abdulkareem al-Hawaj, a Saudi Arabian Shi’a young man sentenced to death for offences that occurred when he was 16 years old, learned that their son’s sentence was upheld by the Supreme Court on 11 September. He has exhausted all his appeals and is at risk of imminent execution.

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

  • Urging King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud to halt the execution of Abdulkareem al-Hawaj and commute his and all other existing death sentences;
  • Urging King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud to halt the execution of Abdulkareem al-Hawaj and commute his and all other existing death sentences;
  • Calling on them to order an independent investigation into his allegation of torture and other ill-treatment;
  • Reminding them that Saudi Arabia is a state party to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which strictly prohibits the use of the death penalty for crimes committed by persons below the age of 18

Contact these two officials by 30 October, 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 Prince 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]
Contact Form: https://www.saudiembassy.net/contact
Twitter: @SaudiEmbassyUSA
Salutation: Your Royal Highness
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 209.16
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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