Urgent Action Update: Twelve Men at Imminent Risk of Execution (Saudi Arabia: UA 182.17)

The families of 15 Saudi Arabian men sentenced to death learned on 23 July that the Court of Appeal had upheld their sentences. The 15 men are accused of spying for Iran and were sentenced after a grossly unfair mass trial. They will be at risk of imminent execution as soon as the Supreme Court upholds their sentences.


Twelve Saudi Arabian men are at imminent risk of execution after the Supreme Court ratified their death sentences. They are accused of spying for Iran and sentenced to death after a grossly unfair mass trial.

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

  • Urging the Saudi Arabian authorities to halt the execution of the 12 men and quash their convictions, given the grave concerns about the fairness of the trial, and to retry them in line with international fair trial standards without recourse to the death penalty;
  • Calling on them to order a prompt, impartial, independent, and effective investigation into the allegations of ill-treatment;
  • Urging them to immediately establish an official moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty in Saudi Arabia.

Contact these two officials by 29 March, 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 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: (202) 342-3800 I Fax: 202 295 3625
Email: [email protected]
Contact Form: https://www.saudiembassy.net/contact
Twitter: @SaudiEmbassyUSA
Salutation: Your Royal Highness

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