Saudi court sentences the Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh to death

Artists for Palestine UK, the British Committee for the Universities of Palestine, and the Association des Universitaires pour le Respect du Droit International en Palestine  call on our respective governments to take action in response to the news of the death sentence passed on Palestinian poet and curator Ashraf Fayadh – for being a poet and curator.  Here is the text our joint letter:

To:
Rt. Hon. Philip Hammond, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Monsieur Laurent Fabius, Ministre des Affaires Étrangères

We are writing to you on behalf of our organisations – Artists for Palestine UK, the British Committee for the Universities of Palestine, and the Association des Universitaires pour le Respect du Droit International en Palestine – to express our deep concern for the security and well-being of Ashraf Fayadh. We ask you to take up this issue as a matter of great urgency with the Saudi authorities. Continue reading