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What Can We Learn From the Past?

Born 13th May 1920, Cynthia Sampson, inspiration behind Safe World for Women, wrote copious notes about conflict and peace relating to the first half of the 20th century - but still relevant today....

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Rizana Nafeek is a young Sri Lankan immigrant maid who has been sentenced to be beheaded in Saudi Arabia.

She was left in charge of a baby, who choked to death, and Rizana was accused of murder.

Rizana was 17 at the time, couldn't speak the language & had an unfair trial...

Please write to His Royal Highness King Abdullah, seeking a pardon on behalf of Rizana Nafeek:


Salutation: Your Majesty

His Majesty King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud,
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques,
Office of His Majesty the King,
Royal Court, Riyadh,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Fax: +966 1 403 1185


His Royal Highness Prince Naif bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud,
Minister of the Interior,
PO Box 2933,
Airport Road Riyadh 11134, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Fax: + 966 1 403 1185

Copies to:

President, Human Rights Commission

President, Human Rights Commission,
Bandar Mohammed Abdullah Al-Aiban,
P.O.Box 58889,
King Fahad Road,
Building No.373,
Riyadh 11515,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Fax: +966 1 461 2061

Saudi Mission to the UN

Saudi Mission to the UN,
UN Plaza,
10th Floor New York,
NY 10017
PH: 212 557 1525
Fax: 212 983 4895

If in the UK, copies to:

Saudi Arabian Embassy in the U.K

30 Charles Street,
Tel: +44 (0)20 7917 3000

If in the USA, copies to:

Saudi Arabian Embassy in the US

Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia
601 New Hampshire Avenue,
NW Washington,
DC 20037

Main Number: (202) 342-3800

Consulate/Visa Section: (202) 944-3126

Medical Office: (202) 342-7393

After hour Emergency No: (202) 469-1700

Commercial Office: (202) 337-4088

Saudi Information/Press Office in the United States

Information/Press Office: (202) 337-4076

Open during regular business hours from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. Closed for Federal and Islamic holidays.

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Rizana Nafeek - The Story

Sign the Petition to save Rizana Nafeek

"The death of a baby is one of the most heartbreaking and tragic experiences for anyone to go through. It is easy to want to blame someone.

To have a baby die in your arms is also traumatic for anyone of any age, especially a young girl, alone and far from home, without any support. And then to be blamed. And sentenced to death. This is beyond anything imaginable.

My heart goes out to the family whose baby died and my heart cries for Rizana. I implore the baby's father and His Majesty King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud to have compassion for Rizana Nafeek. As the only two people who have the power to save her, I appeal to them to act humanely and let Rizana return home to her family, whose hearts are also bleeding for the loss of their child."

Chris Crowstaff,
Founder, Safe World for Women.

Chris's baby son died in 2004.