International activists launched a solidarity campaign with Rania al-Assal, the Egyptian journalist who has been arrested by Saudi officials while on her pilgrimage, and has not been heard from since.
Mathias Tretschog, a freelance journalist and founder of the peace initiative Stop the War in Yemen, which is based in Germany, called for support for the freedom of Rania al-Assal.
“Rania Al Assal is a very, very courageous woman and critic of the Saudi Crown Prince Bin Salman and his policies in Riyadh, she is an ardent supporter of the Palestinian and Yemeni people,” Tretschog said.
The organisation Stop the War in Yemen demanded an immediate end to the war against Yemen, which has already been waged by the Saudi war coalition since March 2015, as well as demand the immediate and prompt release of Rania al-Assal.
It called on the German government to use all its political and economic power to bring about the immediate release of Rania al-Assal from the prisons of Bin Salman.
The organisation condemned Germany ‘s arm sales to Saudi Arabia, which is waging war against Yemen with various foreign weapons, including German.