The Salisbury Amnesty group is very sad to record the death of one of its founder members, Michael Stokely. He has remained a stalwart supporter and contributed to meetings right up to lockdown. He was ‘in at the start’ and the group’s continuing success is due in no small part to his efforts. He will be sadly missed.
The women who campaigned for women to be able to drive in Saudi still in gaol
ACTION TODAY WEDNESDAY 24 JUNE
As part of his Vision 2030, Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is working hard to be seen as the moderniser of Saudi Arabia, introducing a number of social reforms.
Meanwhile, thirteen Saudi women’s rights activists remain on trial for peacefully campaigning for the same reforms, including the right to drive. Five of them are still behind bars – including Loujain al-Hathloul, Samar Badawi and Nassima al-Sada.
We’re asking our supporters to take action together this Wednesday 24 June – the day women were granted the right to drive in Saudi Arabia in 2018, while these women’s rights defenders were locked up in prison charged with, among other things, “promoting women’s rights”.
Please share this horn graphic on social media with the following message:
I stand with #Saudi women rights activists who fought for the right to drive. It’s shameful they were locked up for demanding equality. Join me & @AmnestyUK calling on @KingSalman to release them & drop all charges: http://www.amnesty.org.uk/beepforfreedom #BeepForFreedom CC @SaudiEmbassyUK