1200AI:Saudi Arabia: web petition now available! Stop Saudi Arabia's oppressive
- Jul 22, 2011Dear Friends
Please find attached our web petition on Saudi Arabia which is now up and running. You can find it on http://www.amnesty.org/en/appeals-for-action/stop-saudi-arabias-oppressive-anti-terror-law
It is directed at Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah who has the power to stop this law or at least amend it.
Other languages should be made available on it soon.
Please push and promote this through your tools and networks - in particular twitter, as the issue has been getting good pick up. Please stick to the trend hashtags #SaudiTerrorLaw and #saudi. When doing so please use the following short link http://bit.ly/nzDvPk - this will allow us to track and monitor traffic to our website.
Hopefully we can use the momentum created by media work to get a good number of signatures.
Just to let you know of some of the media work that has picked up on it see:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9545000/9545075.stm (BBC Today programme)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-14239259 (BBC website)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/arabic/middleeast/2011/07/110721_amnesty_saudi.shtml (BBC Arabic)
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/22/world/middleeast/22saudi.html?_r=2 (NY Times)
See also ACPRA's statement on this:
West Gulf Team (Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Qatar and Oman)
Middle East and North Africa Programme
Amnesty International, International Secretariat
1 Easton Street
London WC1X 0DW
For all our work see: http://www.amnesty.org/en/region/oman / http://www.amnesty.org/en/region/qatar / http://www.amnesty.org/en/region/saudi-arabia / http://www.amnesty.org/en/region/yemen and follow us on Twitter @amnestyyem