Target: Saudi Arabia King Salman bin Abdulaziz
Goal: Cancel public lashings of elderly, cancer-stricken man immediately.
A 74-year-old cancer-stricken man from the UK was arrested in Saudi Arabia for having homemade alcohol in his vehicle. The elderly man has already been sitting in a prison with a reputation for torture and overcrowding. In the meantime, Saudi Arabian officials are contemplating the gruesome public flogging they have planned for him. He’s scheduled to receive 350 lashes.
The only crime this elderly man committed was having homemade alcohol and yet these people think it’s a big enough offense that he should be publicly humiliated, tormented, and most likely murdered because his three children say he’s so weak from fighting cancer that he may not survive the sick punishment.
Unfortunately, his three children have pleaded with the Saudi government and Foreign Office with no success. Lets stand with the man’s children and tell the Saudi government that this man has suffered enough — with the torture he’s endured in prison and the long, painful battle with his third round of cancer while his wife’s at home dying — flogging him is unacceptable and must be called off immediately.
Dear Saudi Arabia King Salman bin Abdulaziz,
An elderly man from the UK has been sitting in an overcrowded prison as he battles cancer for the third time awaiting his next gruesome punishment — public flogging. Meanwhile, his wife is at home dying. The only crime this poor man allegedly committed was having homemade alcohol in his vehicle.
This elderly man has suffered enough for this petty crime. The 350 public lashings, his children fear, may kill him. We demand that you stop the torment of this poor man immediately by cancelling the sick, inhumane lashings he’s been sentenced to.
[Your Name Here]
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