American citizens signed a letter to the Saudi King, demanding the release of human rights activist
Today / September 1, 2015, the General consul of Saudi Arabia in Houston, Texas, Sultan Al Angari, received a petition signed by 12 563 people demanding the release of arrested human rights defender Waleed Abu al-Khair.
The collection of signatures on the petition was at Change.org . Lawyer Elizabeth King, a lawyer working in Houston, accompanied by Daniel Involvement in New York in the case of Waleed Abu al-Khair, handed the petition to the Consul, and was informed that the Consul will deliver the petition to the Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, who will visit the United States on the next fourth of September.
Human rights defender Abu Al-Khair was jailed in February 2014 in Saudi Arabia and was sentenced to 15 years for crimes against the monarchy in Saudi Arabia. The crimes included the establishment of a human rights organization and use of the Internet to turn public opinion and contempt of judicial and political authorities.
The petition can be found at:
Abu al-Khair was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in February 2015, and recently honored by the most prestigious human rights awards in Europe 20th Lodovic-Trarieux obtained by Nelson Mandela for the first time in 1985
Abu al-Khair’s attorney Mr. Daniel said, “We hope that King Salman will take into account the large number of people who find the imprisonment of Waleed Abu al-Khair unethical and unreasonable, and to exercise his authority to release Waleed from prison and allow him to return to his wife and daughter, who completed her first year. Waleed named her “Joud” is derived from the word generousity”