US national Robert Slaten was sentenced to death on 13 July in Saudi Arabia on appeal. A court convicted him of the murder of his wife after a grossly unfair trial. The conviction relied largely on statements made by the victim’s son, who did not witness the crime.
1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
- Calling on the Saudi Arabian authorities to quash the conviction of Robert Slaten, and order a retrial with proceedings that fully comply with international fair trial standards and without recourse to the death penalty;
- Urging them to ensure that he is granted prompt and regular access to his family and receives effective legal representation;
- Reminding the authorities that international safeguards guaranteeing protection of the rights of those facing the death penalty require that this punishment be imposed only when the guilt of the person charged is based upon clear and convincing evidence, leaving no room for an alternative explanation of the facts.
Contact these two officials by 20 October, 2017:
Minister of Justice
His Excellency Waleed bin Mohammad Al-Samaani
Ministry of Justice
University Street, Riyadh
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Fax: +966 11 4055399
+ 966 11 4020311
Salutation: Your Excellency
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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