Take Action to Help Saudi Activists
Earlier this month, the Saudi government charged two human rights activists with the crime of “inciting a wife against her husband.” Wajeha Al-Huwaider and Fawzia Al-Oyouni—who have protested against their country's oppression of women—were arrested simply for bringing groceries to Nathalie Morin, a Canadian national whose husband left her locked in her home without sufficient food and water. They face ten months in prison and a two-year travel ban.
As Katha Pollitt reports, Morin has since posted the truth on her blog. Her story could keep the activists out of prison.
The organization Muslims for Progressive Values is calling on supporters to contact Thomas MacDonald, the Canadian ambassador in Riyadh, to implore him to get Nathalie Morin’s statement in a formal legal document. Use our form to contact MacDonald and demand he take action to keep Wajeha Al-Huwaider and Fawzia Al-Oyouni out of jail.
Wajeha H. Al-Huwaider, far left, with Phellicia Dell, Rebecca Lolosoli, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Tina Brown. (PRNewsFoto/The Daily Beast)
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