On July 19th, Saudi journalist and prisoner of conscience, Saleh al-Shehi, died shortly after he was released from prison. Al-Shehi, who was described as a “dear friend” by the late Jamal Khashoggi, had been imprisoned in Saudi Arabia due to his public criticisms of government corruption. Al-Shehi’s death casts further light on the ongoing dangers … Continue reading Remembering Saleh al-Shehi
July 10, 2020 | Letter to Congress leaders regarding FY2021 NDAA Freedom Forward joined numerous other organizations in calling on Congressional leaders to support an amendment to the FY2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would pause all transfers of U.S. air-to-ground munitions to the Saudi/UAE-led coalition fighting the war in Yemen. Text below (PDF … Continue reading Joint letter to Congress from 20 NGOs regarding the FY2021 NDAA
Freedom Forward and a coalition of organizations released a letter urging the U.S. Congress to block all armed sales to Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E. and to fundamentally downgrade the U.S. relationship with both monarchies.
June 2, 2020 | Letter to management consultant companies Freedom Forward joins human rights organization ALQST and ten other NGOs in calling for McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group, and Oliver Wyman to condemn Saudi Arabia’s planned megacity, NEOM, on account of the vast human rights violations involved in the project. All three companies are contracted for … Continue reading Open Letter From NGOs Calling On Companies Involved In Saudi Arabia’s NEOM Project To Condemn Human Rights Violations Accompanying It