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Free Saudi Activists is a coalition of women human rights defenders and organisations advocating for the immediate and unconditional release of Saudi women’s human rights activists from prison.

15 May 2020 ACTION

The 15th of May 2020 marks two years since the beginning of a campaign of arrests of Saudi Women’s Human Rights Defenders. Since May 2018 the Free Saudi Activists Coalition has been advocating for the release of women human rights defenders (WHRDs) who were arrested in Saudi Arabia. Over 240,00 people have signed our Change.org petition calling on the United Nations to demand the immediate and unconditional release of all activists being detained solely for their human rights work. The arrests involved approximately a dozen women human rights defenders (WHRDs), including Loujain Al-Hathloul, who remains in prison along with other activists. Reports suggest that these WHRDs have been subjected to multiple torture and human rights violations perpetrated by the Saudi authority, including electric shocks, flogging, and sexual assault, and have been deliberately denied due process. Now more than ever, during the COVID-19 pandemic, those who are arbitrarily detained and at increased risk, must be released - including Saudi activists.

In an effort to raise awareness the Free Saudi Activists Coalition is hosting a Twitter Storm directly after our webinar at 4pm GMT +2.

The Free Saudi Activists Coalition (Equality Now, Women’s March Global, International Service for Human Rights (ISHR), Americans for Democracy & Human Rights Bahrain (ADHRB), Gulf Centre for Human Rights GCHR and CIVICUS) ask you to join us in this campaign and call for the immediate and unconditional release of Saudi activists.

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Twitter

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1. https://ctt.ac/rHna0
Sign the petition! @UN member states must hold #SaudiArabia accountable! 2 years after the arrests of #WRHDs unfair trials continue. #FreeSaudiActivists @GulfCentre4HR @ISHRglobal @ADHRB @equalitynow @CIVICUSalliance @womensmarchgbal http://bit.ly/2DpedTx #الحرية_لمعتقلي_الرأي

2. https://ctt.ac/U7VY2
Saudi WHRDs have been in prison for 2 YEARS - They have not been given a fair trial and have been tortured #FreeSaudiActivists now! http://bit.ly/2DpedTx @GulfCentre4HR @ISHRglobal @ADHRB @equalitynow @CIVICUSalliance @womensmarchgbal ‫⁧‫#الحرية_لمعتقلي_الرأي‬

3. https://ctt.ac/BX5UI
Saud AlQahtani must be investigated for the torture of Saudi WHRDs! #FreeSaudiActivists now. https://reut.rs/2WzVqvG @GulfCentre4HR @ISHRglobal @ADHRB @equalitynow @CIVICUSalliance @womensmarchgbal ‫⁧‫#الحرية_لمعتقلي_الرأي‬

4. https://ctt.ac/b4k2E
We demand the Immediate and Unconditional Release of ALL Saudi WHRDs! #FreeSaudiActivists http://bit.ly/2QmcHJ7 @GulfCentre4HR @ISHRglobal @ADHRB @equalitynow @CIVICUSalliance @womensmarchgbal ‫⁧‫#الحرية_لمعتقلي_الرأي‬

5. https://ctt.ac/19bV1
Companies participating in the #B20 - should use their leverage to push for the release of the detained Saudi WHRDs! Read our recommendations today! http://bit.ly/2QmcHJ7 @GulfCentre4HR @ISHRglobal @ADHRB @equalitynow @CIVICUSalliance @womensmarchgbal ‫⁧‫#الحرية_لمعتقلي_الرأي‬

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Today marks 2 years of Saudi WHRDs in prison. In these two years WHRDs have been tortured, ill-treated, intimidated, undergone unfair trials and are detained in unknown conditions while the world is facing a pandemic. The Free Saudi Activists Coalition demands the immediate and unconditional release of all Saudi Activists now! http://bit.ly/2QmcHJ7 #FreeSaudiActivists #الحرية_لمعتقلي_الرأي‬

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Today marks 2 years of Saudi WHRDs in prison. In these two years WHRDs have been tortured, ill-treated, intimidated, undergone unfair trials and are detained in unknown conditions while the world is facing a pandemic. The Free Saudi Activists Coalition demands the immediate and unconditional release of all Saudi Activists now! Freesaudiactivists.org #FreeSaudiActivists #الحرية_لمعتقلي_الرأي‬

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