Saudi Arabian activist Issa al-Nukheifi was brought to trial before the counter-terror court on 21 August, where he first learned of the charges against him. The charges and the trial are connected to his human rights activism and social media posts. He is a prisoner of conscience and should be released immediately.
1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
- Urging the Saudi Arabian authorities to release Issa al-Nukheifi immediately and unconditionally as he is a prisoner of conscience detained solely for the peaceful exercise of his right to freedom of expression;
- Urging them to ensure that, pending his release, he is protected from torture and other ill-treatment, and receives effective legal representation;
- Calling on the authorities to ensure that, while is he detained, his due process rights are upheld and that legal proceedings against him conform to international fair trial standards.
Contact these two officials by 19 October, 2017:
Minister of Interior
His Royal Highness Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif
Ministry of the Interior, P.O. Box 2933, Airport Road, Riyadh 11134
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Fax: +966 11 403 3125
Salutation: Your Highness
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
Salutation: Your Royal Highness
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