Urgent Action: Saudi activists face the death penalty

Saudi activist Israa al-Ghomgham and four other individuals on trial at the Specialized Criminal Court (SCC) face the death penalty for charges related to their participation in peaceful protests.


Take action.


Please write immediately in Arabic, English or your own language:


  • Urging the Saudi Arabian authorities not to hand down the death sentence to the five defendants;
  • Urging them to release Israa al-Ghomgham, Ahmed al-Matrood, Ali Ouwaisher, Mousa al-Hashim, Khalid al-Ghanim and Mujtaba al-Muzain immediately and unconditionally, as they are held solely for the peaceful exercise of their right to freedom of expression, assembly and association;
  • Urging them to immediately establish an official moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty in Saudi Arabia.




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 Highness


Presidency of State Security

His Excellency General Abdul Aziz

Mohammed Al-Howairini

Olaya Secondary Street

Olaya Riyadh 12611 8408

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Fax: +966 11 412 5555

Salutation: Your Excellency


And copies to:


Human Rights Commission

Dr Bandar Mohammed Abdullah al-Aiban

North Ring Road, Exit 2

PO Box 58889

Riyadh 11515

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Fax: +966 11 4185101

Email: info@hrc.gov.sa

Twitter: @HRCSaudi


Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdul Aziz - Ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in London, Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, 30 Charles Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 5DZ tel: 020 7917 3000 or 02079173288, fax 02079173113 email: ukemb@mofa.gov.sa complete the webform here: http://embassies.mofa.gov.sa/sites/uk/EN/ContactDiplomaticMission/Pages/ContactWithDiplomaticMission.aspx; twitter: @SaudiEmbassyUK, Salutation: Your Royal Highness

Please check with your section office if sending appeals after the above date.



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