Al Jazeera Net - London
The International Campaign for Justice in London organized a call for the abolition of the death penalty in Saudi Arabia, an intensive activity to pressure the Saudi authorities to stop executions of scientists and detained activists.
The three-day activists are traveling in central London with pictures and slogans denouncing Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and death sentences that have leaked in the past period to be issued against scientists, activists and preachers.
Activists on Thursday carried banners in central London calling for the abolition of the death penalty, which in recent years has reached unprecedented limits in terms of numbers and charges they have described as fabricated against victims.
On the first day, the buses circled the streets of London, around the British Parliament, the Prime Minister's Office and the perimeter of the Saudi embassy, amid a great response from the British public.
The activists held a press conference in front of the Saudi embassy in which representatives of the participating organizations and human rights activists called on the British government to pressure the Saudi government to abolish the death penalty, stop security cooperation and export arms to Saudi Arabia.
Activists pointed out that the recent mass executions included children demonstrating that the Saudi regime does not care about international law or its allies who claim to be committed to the human rights system.
Activists called for immediate action to save the lives of three children who were sentenced to death. They were Ali al-Nimr, Abdullah al-Zaher and Daoud al-Marhoun who were tried on charges of fabricating minors. They also called for the release of the child Murtaja al-Qariris, And then media reports that the public prosecutor had modified his request for execution.
Activists highlighted the suffering of the preachers of Salman al-Awda, Awad al-Qarni and Ali al-Amri. They also described the physical and psychological torture they faced and the fabricated charges against them, on the basis of which the prosecution demanded that they be executed.
The activists demanded immediate action to release all detainees and put an end to the use of the death penalty by the Saudi regime to crush dissidents.