August 29, 2017

Urgent Action Update: Prison Term Upheld For Saudi Arabian Defender (Saudi Arabia: UA 139.16)


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Saudi Arabian human rights defender Abdulaziz al-Shubaily was informed on 31 July that his eight-year prison sentence has been upheld by the Court of Appeal in Riyadh. He is now at risk of being imprisoned at any time to start serving his sentence. If imprisoned he will be a prisoner of conscience.

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

  • Calling on the Saudi Arabian authorities to ensure that Abdulaziz al-Shubaily’s conviction is quashed and that he is not imprisoned, as he is sentenced solely for the peaceful exercise of his rights to freedom of expression and association;
  • Calling on them to ensure that the criminal justice system is not used to target, intimidate or harass human rights defenders.

Contact these two officials by 10 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 the Interior)
+966 11 403 3125 (please keep trying)
Twitter: @KingSalman
Salutation: Your Majesty

Ambassador Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia
601 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington DC 20037
Phone: 1 202 537 3100 I Fax: 1 202 295 3625
Email: [email protected]
Contact Form: https://www.saudiembassy.net/contact
Twitter: @SaudiEmbassyUSA
Salutation: Your Royal Highness

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 139.16
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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