Israa Al-Ghomgham, a female human rights defender from Qatif, is about to be sentenced to death under the watchful eye of the world.
In a first move of its kind by the Saudi prosecution, Israa was hauled before the notorious Saudi counter-terrorism court in Riyadh (Specialised criminal court), where the public prosecutor demanded that Israa be punished with the maximum punishment of the death penalty.
This would be the first time that the Saudi prosecution have EVER called for capital punishment against a FEMALE activist.
Israa’s trial and her charges
Israa is being prosecuted as part of a mass trial, along with 5 other men, including her husband.
Mass trial of Israa and five others, including her husband
Her trial commenced in August 2018, and followed 32 months of arbitrary detention. Israa faced her first court session without any legal representation. Following pleas for help by her father on social…
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