Zakia’s husband was one of the 37 people killed in a mass execution in Saudi Arabia on April 23, 2019
Saudi Arabia has taken my husband, and now won’t let us grieve. My children and I want to bury him and pay our respects. We deserve that much. Zakia Albakheet
These executions happened without warning, so Zakia and other families never had the chance to say goodbye. Now, Zakia is fighting for the right to bury her husband, Abbas al-Hassan, whose body was never returned. Together, we can help.
Will you share Zakia and Abbas’s story from Newsweek with your friends and family, marking the anniversary of Saudi Arabia’s 37 illegal executions one year ago today
The Saudi government beheaded Zakia’s husband despite multiple protests from the United Nations. It was an injustice – and it continues so long as the Saudi authorities prevent her from burying her husband, and mourning his death. Abbas deserved a fair trial and a fair chance at justice. He didn’t get it. Now, a year after his execution, his wife Zakia deserves the chance to say goodbye. With your help, we can make sure her story is known and that Saudi authorities are held to account.
The Reprieve community has shown that the Saudi government is sensitive to its image on the international stage. Together, we have kept the stories of Ali al-Nimr, Dawood al-Marhoon and Abdullah al-Zaher in the public eye and continue to push British politicians to speak up for them.
Together, we can fight for Zakia to have the chance to say goodbye to Abbas. Please share their story in Newsweek with your friends and family.