Saudi Arabian human rights defender Abdulaziz al-Shubaily was arrested on 17 September to begin serving an eight-year prison sentence that he was handed in 2016. He is a prisoner of conscience and should be released immediately and unconditionally.Saudi Arabian human rights defender Abdulaziz al-Shubaily was arrested on 17 September to begin serving an eight-year prison sentence that he was handed in 2016. He is a prisoner of conscience and should be released immediately and unconditionally. 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 released immediately and unconditionally, as he is a prisoner of conscience, 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 misused to target, intimidate or harass human rights defenders and ensure a safe and enabling environment in which it is possible to defend and promote human rights without fear of punishment, reprisal or intimidation.
Contact these two officials by 10 November, 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 Highness2) 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. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES