Saudi Arabia - stop the crucifixion of Ali al-Nimr

 

Ali al-Nimr was just 17 years old when he was sentenced to death in the wake of the Arab Spring pro-democracy uprising. He was accused of participation in an illegal demonstration and a large number of other offences. These include “explaining how to give first aid to protestors” and using his blackberry to invite others to join him at the protest.

Ali was tortured and forced to sign a false confession. This was the only evidence brought against him. He was sentenced to ‘death by crucifixion,’ which in Saudi Arabia involves beheading and public display of the body.

Ali's final appeal was held in secret, without his knowledge. This was the last remaining legal obstacle to his execution, and now Ali can be crucified at any time. The authorities may not even give prior notification to his family. His execution would be illegal under international law.

The Saudi authorities want to crucify Ali, who was sentenced to death as a child. We have to make sure they know that the world opposes this execution.

Sign our petition and together we can save Ali al-Nimr from crucifixion. 


Your personal information will be kept private and held securely. By submitting your information you are agreeing to Reprieve keeping you informed by email, telephone and post about our work, and agree to the use of cookies. If you would like to opt out of contact from Reprieve by email, telephone or post, please email us at subscription@reprieve.org.uk.

signatures so far!