You can help save Ali from beheading and crucifixion
Saudi Arabia is planning to behead a 21 year old man and then crucify him to display his body in public. Ali Mohammed al-Nimr was 17 years old when he was arrested, in February, 2012, during anti-government protests. His appeal was recently denied, and the sentence of crucifixion followed by beheading could be carried out at any time.
As he was only 17 when he was arrested and convicted, his execution is prohibited under the Convention of the Rights of the Child that Saudi Arabia has signed up to. Ali was held in prison without evidence and not allowed to speak to a lawyer. He was tortured to extract a confession and was not invited to or informed about an appeal against the death sentence.
Saudi Arabia has executed more than 100 people this year, that’s a rate of one every 2 days. Avaaz are now working to put pressure on our governments to in turn speak to Saudi Arabia to stop this execution.
“France has already requested that Saudis stop this execution, but the US, Germany, and the UK also have very cosy relationships with the Saudi regime. The only way to get urgent action is to channel massive public outrage to these leaders who can persuade their Saudi allies.” – Avaaz
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How you can help
Join with Avaaz and have your voice heard. Sign up now to save Ali, and share on Facebook, Twitter, email… until we stop this human rights farce. His execution could happen anytime.
“Human rights experts claim his confession was obtained under torture. We call on you to use your strong ties to the Kingdom to urge them to stop his execution.” – Avaaz
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