You Could Save Ali’s Life

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Today President Obama will travel to Saudi Arabia for a meeting with representatives of the Gulf Cooperation Council. On the occasion of this trip, we are asking that he meet with Saudi human rights activists, as he did during his recent trip to Cuba.

Call on President Obama to meet with Saudi human rights defenders during his upcoming trip to Saudi Arabia!

Recently, Mohammed al-Nimr spoke out about the death sentence imposed on his son, Ali, for participating in a peaceful protest during the Arab Spring when he was just 17 years old. Mohammed said:

Ali was a good student with high grades right from the start.  Just like tens of thousands of the youth in our region, Ali was moved by the Arab Spring in 2011. This movement emerged with peaceful demands for the release of prisoners who were detained for 16 years. It was confronted brutally by the government.

Ali was arrested and charged with breaking allegiance with the ruler, going out to marches against the state and using his cell phone to incite demonstrations. Later on, they added more serious charges of sheltering fugitives and attacking police with Molotov cocktails and rocks.  The truth is that he was a peaceful protester.

Every day that passes the sword is closer to his neck. I am proud of how much he loves freedom. It might cost him his life.

Please take a moment to watch and share this powerful video about Ali Al-Nimr to help raise awareness to save his life. The situation in Saudi Arabia has become too dire to ignore, with dozens of democracy activists executed, awaiting execution or facing long jail sentences. Ali is one of three youth facing death for participating in peaceful protests when they were minors. They are members of Saudi Arabia’s Shia minority, and this ongoing religious persecution threatens peace and stability in the region.

Sign our petition and ask President Obama to meet with Saudi human rights defenders like Ali Al-Nimr's father Mohammed during his trip to Saudi Arabia.

In solidarity,
Alice, Alli, Ariel, Chelsea, Janet, Jodie, Marwa, Medea, Michaela, Nancy, Rebecca, Sam and Tighe

P. S. Show your support for peace in the Middle East with this CODEPINK t-shirt, featuring the word “love” in both English and Arabic!

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  • commented 2016-04-21 23:55:55 -0400
    Obama and state dept, do your duty and act for those peaceful dissidents and peoples to be freed from prisons, rescind and end the false charges by the monarchy, and accept no less than No More executions and crucifixions. The People of Saudi Arabia must not be treated as other than the human beings for peace and of the dignity that they are. Additionally, let the Sauds know, no more weapons, no more cluster bombs, no more intelligence, no more targeting, no more dollars for the atrocities of killing their own and Yemeni peoples. They comply or they lose all U.S. support. They are not an ally, but are protected by U.S. politics that have allowed 9-11 Truth to be withheld from our nation, from the families of the victims of 9-11. Mercy on the peoples of the Sauds’ terrorism and atrocities committed with U.S. weapons and support. There must be no more the bigotry and killing by Saud, sects, and their organizations of their nor of any sovereign people.