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Urgent Action update: Women activists on trial

On 13 March 2019, 11 women activists were brought to trial at the Criminal Court in Riyadh after being detained without charge since May 2018. The women were charged with contacting international organizations, including Amnesty International, foreign media and other activists. Some of the women were also charged with promoting women’s rights and calling for the end of the male guardianship system. The activists have had no access to their lawyers throughout their detention. Amnesty calls on the Saudi authorities to drop these charges and release the women activists, and others who remain detained without charge, immediately and unconditionally.

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


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: +966 11 403 3125
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 - 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 02079173113 email: or complete the webform here; twitter: @SaudiEmbassyUK, Salutation: Your Royal Highness

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

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