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.
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.
–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:
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 #SaudiArabia