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#FreeLoujain May 15, 2020, Social Media Day of Action

May 15, 2020 marks two years since the arrest of Saudi women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul. She and other Saudi Women Human Rights Defenders have been subjected to human rights violations and multiple forms of torture, including electric shocks, flogging, waterboarding, and sexual assault. They have been deliberately denied due process. Now more than ever, during the COVID-19 pandemic, those who are arbitrarily detained and at increased risk, including Loujain, must be released. 

Hundreds of thousands of people around the world are calling for Loujain's immediate and unconditional release as well as the release of all other Saudi activists being detained solely for their human rights work. Join the call by participating in a social media day of action.

U.S. residents: fill out this form at the bottom of this page to tweet directly at Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, demanding that he use his position to pressure Saudi Arabia to release Loujain. 

Non-U.S. residents and U.S. residents: use the click-to-tweet link to copy and paste the sample texts below directly to Twitter. Add articles about Loujain and pictures of her to your Tweets (see below). 

Don't forget to also take #FreeLoujain actions on Facebook and Instagram (see below)

Twitter:

Use these hashtags: #FreeLoujain  #StandWithSaudiHeroes  #معاك_يا_لجين

730 days. That's how long #Saudi women's rights activist @LoujainHathloul has been detained in a Saudi prison, where she endures brutal torture. Tell @SecPompeo to pressure MbS to release her! #FreeLoujain #الحرية_للجين_الهذلول pic.twitter.com/n4oXyxNchv


Today marks two years since Saudi activist @LoujainHathloul’s imprisonment by the Saudi regime. Loujain has been the brave voice for silenced Saudi women. Tell @SecPompeo to pressure Saudi to release her! #معاك_يا_لجين #FreeLoujain pic.twitter.com/n4oXyxNchv


2 years of imprisonment & torture—waterboarding, electroshock—for Saudi activist @LoujainHathloul. Her crime? Advocating for women's rights in Saudi Arabia. Tell @SecPompeo #FreeLoujain! #الحرية_للجين_الهذلول pic.twitter.com/n4oXyxNchv


Don't be fooled by Crown Prince MBS's human rights "reforms." If the Saudi regime was truly interested in human rights, @LoujainHathloul would be free. Demand @SecPompeo to tell the US “ally” to #FreeLoujain! #معاك_يا_لجين pic.twitter.com/n4oXyxNchv


MBS offered to release @LoujainHathloul if she’d deny that she was tortured. She tore the document up! Advocating for women’s rights is not a crime. Demand that @SecPompeo tell Saudi to #FreeLoujain! #الحرية_للجين_الهذلول pic.twitter.com/n4oXyxNchv


Saudi activist @LoujainHathloul has been jailed & tortured by the Saudi regime for 2 years. Loujain, once a fearless voice for women's rights, has been silenced for too long. #FreeLoujain by demanding @SecPompeo to speak out! pic.twitter.com/n4oXyxNchv


ARABIC:
يصادف اليوم سنتان منذ سجن الناشطة السعودية @لجين هذلول من قبل السلطات السعودية. كانت و لا تزال لجين الصوت الشجاع للمرأة السعودية. 
على @secPompeo أن يضغط على السلطات السعودية للإفراج عن لجين.
#معاك_يالجي #FreeLoujain #StandWithSaudiHeroes

Images and articles about Loujain al-Hathloul:

 

 

 

 

Drawing by Moroccan artist Merieme Mesfioui

 

"Saudi’s Brave Women Pull Back the Curtain on Crown Prince MBS" Common Dreams, by Medea Benjamin and 

"A jailed Saudi activist was told she would be released if she denied being tortured, her family says. She refused." Washington Post, by Claire Parker 

"My sister is in a Saudi jail. Her crime? Campaigning for women’s rights" The Guardian, by Walid al-Hathloul

Facebook:

730 days. That's how long #Saudi women's rights activist @LoujainHathloul has been detained in a Saudi prison. She has endured waterboarding, floggings, electroshock, sexual abuse, and more and still, she is steadfast in her goals to secure the rights of Saudi women. Together, we must call for her freedom. Tell Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that he MUST pressure Saudi Crown Prince of torture and Repression MBS  to release her! #FreeLoujain #الحرية_للجين_الهذلول#معاك_يا_لجين 


Instagram:

730 days. That's how long #Saudi women's rights activist @LoujainHathloul has been detained in a Saudi prison. She has endured waterboarding, floggings, electroshock, sexual abuse, and more, and still, she is steadfast in her goals to secure the rights of Saudi women. Together, we must call for her freedom. Tell Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that he MUST pressure Saudi Crown Prince of torture and Repression MBS  to release her! #FreeLoujain #الحرية_للجين_الهذلول# معاك_يا_لجين 




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