Karl Andree's Return Welcome, But Terrible Abuses Continue

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Reprieve’s London office can be contacted on: communications [at] reprieve.org.uk / +44 (0) 207 553 8140. 

Reprieve US, based in New York City, can be contacted on: katherine [dot] oshea [at] reprieve.org / +1 917 855 8064.

Karl Andree's Return Welcome, But Terrible Abuses Continue

WASHINGTON - Commenting on the news that British grandfather Karl Andree is to be released from Saudi Arabia to the UK,  Maya Foa, director of the death penalty team at Reprieve, said:

“It’s extremely welcome that Karl Andree is finally to return to his family in the UK – his release will come as a huge relief to his loved ones. But while the Saudi authorities have thankfully relented in his case, we must remember that terrible abuses continue. Executions have doubled in Saudi Arabia since last year, and the authorities are still planning to execute juveniles like Ali al Nimr for attending protests. As a close ally, the UK must press the Saudis to change course, before more lives are lost.”

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Reprieve is a UK-based human rights organization that uses the law to enforce the human rights of prisoners, from death row to Guantánamo Bay.

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