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Urgent Action update: Women activists face prison sentences

11 Saudi women activists on trial before the Criminal Court in Riyadh risk being sentenced to prison terms on charges related to their women’s rights activism. Many of them have campaigned against the long-standing ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia, and the end of the male guardianship system. While seven women activists were temporarily and conditionally released, four others remain in detention. The 11 women remain at risk of being sentenced to prison.

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Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Arabic to:


King of Saudi Arabia
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: +966 11 403 3125
Twitter: @KingSalman
Salutation: Your Majesty


And copies to:

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

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
Twitter: @HRCSaudi


Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdul Aziz Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, 30 Charles Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 5DZ tel: 020 7917 3000 or 020 7917 3288, fax 02079173113 complete the webform here; twitter: @SaudiEmbassyUK, Salutation: Your Royal Highness

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