Stop the execution of young Saudi activist
UPDATE 27/05/16: Today marks the second anniversary of Ali's death sentence. In January, Saudi Arabia’s authorities demonstrated their utter disregard for human rights and life by executing 47 people, including Ali’s uncle - prominent Shi’a Muslim cleric Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nim. Keep up the pressure and don't let Ali face the same fate.
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Ali al-Nimr has been sentenced to death by a Saudi Arabian court for alleged offences committed when he was just 17.
Police arrested Ali in February 2012 amidst the 'Arab Spring' protests that swept the Middle East and North Africa.
Ali was not allowed to see his lawyer and says that officers tortured him into confessing to charges including 'demonstrating against the government', 'attacking security forces', 'possessing a machine gun', and 'armed robbery'.
Ali is the nephew of Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr -- a prominent Shi’a cleric and vocal critic of the government’s treatment of the Shi’a minority -- who was also sentenced to death in October 2014.
Saudi Arabia is one of the most prolific executioners in the world. In the last 30 years, it has put 2,200 people to death -- sometimes for alleged crimes committed before the age of 18, which violates the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Ali has now exhausted all appeals. He will face execution as soon as the King ratifies his death sentence.
Ali has now exhausted all appeals and could face execution any day now.
Email the Saudi Arabian Ambassador and the President of the Human Rights Commission and insist they revoke Ali's death sentence immediately and take steps to end capital punishment.
We will also present your names to the King of Saudi Arabia as part of our global action.