The Arab Organization for Human Rights in Britain launched a campaign to boycott the G20 summit, to be held on Saturday and Sunday in Riyadh, with the families of some political detainees.
The signatories to the campaign are Abdullah al-Awda, son of the thinker Salman al-Awda, who has been detained for more than 38 months, and Lujain al-Sadhan, the sister of the activist Abd al-Rahman al-Sadhan, who has been detained for more than 32 months, and Lina al-Hathloul, sister of the activist, Jane al-Hathloul, who has been detained for more than 30 months.
In a statement on its website, the organization said that the campaign aims to shed light on what it described as the gross human rights violations committed by the Saudi authorities, as the signatories stressed that “there is no point in holding this summit as the Saudi regime continues to arrest thinkers and activists, men and women.”
The organization added that “while Saudi Arabia is hosting the G20 summit, its war in Yemen continues, which has claimed thousands of lives. It also continues to detain intellectuals and activists and deny them their basic rights.”
The statement said, “The absence of accountability for human rights violators in Saudi Arabia proves that the leaders participating in the G20 summit care more about arms deals than human rights. This summit, instead of being a turning point in improving the behavior of the Saudi regime, gives the green light to the Saudi authorities to continue the daily violations of human rights.” Suppressing opponents who do not support his agendas, and continuing to kill innocent people in Yemen.
The organization considered that this campaign “is an important step to pressure world leaders and leaders who intend to participate in the G20 summit in order to take decisive steps in the file of the war on Yemen and the file of detainees and detainees in Saudi prisons, and it confirms that the voices calling for an end to violations and crimes will not subside unless the system changes.” The Saudi approach was consistent with his behavior in accordance with the rules of international law. “