Last month Saudi women’s rights activists Wajeha Al-Huwaider and Fawzia Al-Oyouni, were sentenced to 10 months in prison and banned from traveling outside of Saudi Arabia for two years following their prison terms – all because they brought food to a Canadian woman and her children, who had allegedly been abused by the woman’s Saudi husband. The charge: “supporting a wife without her husband’s knowledge, thereby undermining the marriage.” On 14 July 2013, Wajeha Al-Huwaider and Fawzia Al-Oyouni filed their appeal with the appeals court. If the appeals court upholds the District Court's decision then the activists will be imprisoned while they prepare their final appeal.
Wajeha Al-Huwaider and Fawzia Al-Oyouni need our help! Please join our campaign today by:
1. Using your social networks to create a groundswell of support by tweeting the following messages:
@AbdulazizSF #Saudi Arabia: protect don’t prosecute activists Wajeha and Fawzia #SaudiJustice #JusticeArabie عدالة# @equalitynow
@AbdulazizSF المملكة العربية السعودية: وفروا الحماية وليس الملاحقة القضائية للمدافعات عن حقوق المرأة# #SaudiJustice عدالة# @equalitynow
(You can also retweet our messages from @equalitynow)
2. Take Action:
Sign our petition calling for the overturning of the activists’ prison sentences and travel ban, and for an end to the male guardianship system in Saudi Arabia.
Thank you for your support!
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