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OCTOBER 10 WORLD AGAINST DEATH PENALTY DAY

October 10th World Day Against Death Penalty.

Today, October 10th Marks the World Against Death Penalty Day. Despite the progress that has been made world wide in abolishing the death penalty, capital punishment still exist in some countries such as Iran , Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. Often the death penalty is given to non violent offences and to those who are minors.

One such country, Saudi Arabia has one of the highest execution rates in the world. The majority of the death sentences handed out in Saudi Arabia have been offences that are non violent in nature. One such example is the cases of three Saudi Shia boys who sit on death row for participating in pro democracy protest during the Arab Spring. Ali Al Nimr, Dawoud Al Marhoon and Abdullah Al Zaher were all minors during the time they engaged in nonviolent street protest demanding reform.
The use of the death penalty is incompatible with human rights. It undermines human dignity and is inhumane. We call on the Saudi authorities to overturn the death sentences given to Ali, Dawoud and Abdullah and all other political prisoners and to release them immediately  CHRIO Mission Manitoba also calls on all other countries that have not already to abolish the death penalty. #WorldDayAgainstDeathPenalty

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UN Suspend Saudi Arabia From United Nations Human Rights Council For Human Rights Abuses!

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“All victims of human rights abuses should be able to look to the Human Rights Council as a forum and a springboard for action”‘- Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General, 12 March 2007, Opening of the 4th Human Rights Council Session

Join our call on the UN to have #SaudiArabia suspended from United Nations Human Rights Council for human rights abuses.
#HumanRights #Ali_AlNimr #Yemen #FreeThe3

Call To Action: Join Our Call On Saudi King Salman To Grant Royal Pardon To Prisoners Ali Al Nimr, Abdullah Al Zaher & Dawoud Al Marhoon In The Spirit Of The Upcoming Muslim Holy Month Of Ramadan.

The Muslim Holy month of Ramadan is fast approaching (begins approx. May 27th). During religious and national holidays the King of Saudi Arabia is known to grant royal pardons to prisoners. This can be an important opportunity to put pressure on Saudi Arabia to release prisoners Ali Al Nimr, Abduallah Al Zaher and Dawoud Al Marhoon who have been sentenced to execution for protesting. Every action taken is important to help gain freedom for these boys. Remember that Saudi Arabia was re elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council late last year. They have an obligation to respect and uphold human rights not only globally but also of its own citizens. This harsh and inhumane punishment given to these boys who were minor at the time of these protest are a clear violation of their human rights and Saudi Arabia must do the right thing and free these boys unconditionally and immediately. Please take action now and share this post.

Write A Letter:
To King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud
His Majesty 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

Or you can take action by:
A quick way is to tweet the King of Saudi Arabia @KingSalman and encourage your followers on twitter to retweet your post to spread the word!

Information:
Ali Al Nimr, Dawoud Al Marhoon and Abdullah Al Zaher are 3 Shia citizens who were arrested for taking part in protest during the Arab Spring. These are brave boys who took a stand to protest against discrimination and oppression and protested for equality not only for themselves they took a stand for their communities. They were minors at the time of these protest and have been given the most extreme sentences one can imagine. They have been sentenced to be executed for the simple act of protesting. They were tortured and forced into signing false confessions. They have not been given a fair trail and the evidence that was used against them were the confessions extracted during torture.

Other important points to remember, Saudi Arabia is party to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child which prohibits the death sentence for offenses that are committed by those who are under the age of 18. Saudi Arabia is also party to the UN Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhumane or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. Saudi Arabia is also a member of the UN Human Rights Council. It has an obligation to respect international human rights standards and needs tp comply with its international human rights obligations. The execution of these 3 boys is a clear violation of UNCRC and Saudi Arabia must revoke the death sentences of Ali, Dawoud and Abdullah and free them immediately.

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Saudi Protestor Abdullah Al Zaher Spends Another Birthday on Death Row.

Happy Birthday Abdullah Al Zaher!

Arrested as a minor for protesting in Saudi Arabia, Abdullah has been sentenced to be executed. This is his third birthday spent on deathrow. Another birthday spent behind bars instead of celebrating with his loved ones.

Here is what you can do to help Abdullah.

Write Letters:
To King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud
His Majesty 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

To Minister of Interior
His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud
Minister of Interior
Ministry of the Interior
P.O Box 2933
Airport Road, Riyadh 11134
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Canadians write to your MP:

Write to them as concerned constituent. Ask them to bring up the case of these 3 boys to our government so they will intervene on humanitarian grounds.
Also remember that Canada has chosen to be economic partners with Saudi Arabia ($15 Billion arms deal) despite the fact that Saudi Arabia has the worst human rights records in the world and the Canadian government should use this a leverage.
**You can find contact information for you MP by visiting
Http://bit.ly/qE5yCU (You can copy & paste this link.

Tweet!

–Our Canadian Prime Minister @JustinTrudeau

–Our Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland @MinCanadaFA
— asking them both (our PM and Foreign Affairs Minister) to put pressure on King Salman to free Ali, Dawoud and Abdullah who were minors when they took part in these protest immediately and unconditionally.

–You can tweet directly to King Salman @KingSalman asking him to grant these boys a pardon and to release them immediately.

You can also sign and share our petition:

https://www.change.org/p/king-salman-bin-abdulaziz-al-saud-stop-the-execution-of-ali-al-nimr-dawoud-al-marhood-and-abdullah-al-zaher?recruiter=539859014&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink

Information:
Ali Al Nimr, Dawould Al Marhoon and Abdullah Al Zaher were all under the age of 18 when they took part in protest in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia during the Arab Spring. They have been imprisoned, tortured and sentenced to be beheaded by Saudi Arabia. They took part in protest demanding equal rights and equal opportunities for themselves and for their communities that face discrimination in Saudi Arabia.
Instead of addressing their legitimate demands Saudi Arabia has sentenced them and other protestors to death in order to silence them.
These boys took a stand for their rights and now face death.
Saudi Arabia is party to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child which prohibits the death sentence for offenses that are committed by those who are under the age of 18. Saudi Arabia is also party to the UN Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhumane or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. Saudi Arabia is also a member of the UN Human Rights Council. It has an obligation to respect international human rights standards and needs to comply with its international human rights obligations. The execution of these 3 boys is a clear violation of UNCRC and Saudi Arabia must revoke the death sentences of Ali, Dawoud and Abdullah and free them immediately.
Every action counts their lives depend on it!
#FreeThe3 #HumanRights #SaudiArabia17499589_1748141932163109_1111192419797472991_n

Have A Few Spare Minutes?

Have a few minutes to spare? Why not take action and take a stand for human rights! One simple and quick action you can take is to sign and share our petitions! By signing these petitions you will add your voice and by sharing these petitions you will help us spread awareness about Saudi Arabia’s ongoing human rights abuses not only towards its own citizens but in Yemen which amount to nothing short of war crimes.

1. Join our call on Saudi King Salman to stop the execution Of 3 Shia peaceful protestors Ali Al Nimr, Dawoud Al Marhoon, Abdullah Al Zaher.

https://www.change.org/p/king-salman-stop-the-execution-of-…

2. Join our call on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to stop the $15 billion arms deal to Saudi Arabia over human rights abuses.

https://www.change.org/p/prime-minister-of-canada-justin-tr…

3. Join our call to have Saudi Arabia suspended from the United Nations Human Rights Council for violating human rights at home and in Yemen.

https://www.change.org/p/united-nations-suspend-saudi-arabi…

Every action counts and matters so please take action!