Help Educate Actors, Musicians and Athletes on Saudi Arabia's Human Rights Abuses
Saudi leaders should free human rights defenders instead of hide their abuses behind concerts, sports tournaments & flashy events.
UPDATE 2/12/2021: Due to the tireless efforts of Loujain al-Hathloul’s family, the international solidarity community, and YOU, Loujain has been released and is now home with her family! But there is still work to be done. Loujain remains banned from travel and has a suspended sentence of nearly three years on charges that define her women’s rights activism as crimes under Saudi Arabia’s terrorism regulations, meaning authorities can return her to prison at any time if she decides to speak out or to resume her activism.
Why does the Saudi government need high-profile stars and lavish events like the Jeddah music festival, fashion week, Formula 1, and MDL Beast? It’s part of a very intentional public relations strategy to whitewash their human rights abuses and launder their reputation.
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A leading women’s rights activist who fought for Saudi women’s right to drive. Arrested in May 2018, authorities subjected her to torture and incommunicado detention. She remains banned from travel and faces a suspended sentence that could put her back in behind bars.–Loujain al-Hathloul
Fierce activist for abolishing the discriminatory male guardianship system and fighting against the driving ban for women. She remains in detention since July 2018 along with the brutal crackdown on the women’s rights movement.–Nassima al-Sadah
One of the first activists to petition Saudi authorities for women’s right to vote and run in municipal elections. She was arrested in July 2018. She remains behind bars and on trial for charges linked to her activism.–Samar Badawi