Saudi Arabia: Further information: Release woman sentenced to 27 years for tweets: Salma al- Shehab

On 25 January 2023, the Specialized Criminal Court (SCC) in Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh, resentenced Salma al- Shehab, a Leeds University PhD student and mother of two, to 27 years in prison, followed by a 27-year travel ban after the Supreme Court returned her case to the SCC’s appeals chamber to look into it again. The SCC convicted Salma al- Shehab of terrorism-related offences after a grossly unfair trial for publishing tweets in support of women’s rights. The Saudi authorities must immediately and unconditionally release Salma al-Shehab and quash her conviction and sentence.

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