تاريخ النشر: 20/08/2021

ALQST has learned from reliable sources that activist Abdullah al-Mubaraki was arrested by the Saudi authorities on 22 July and has been forcibly disappeared since then. 

Al-Mubaraki, 44, was arrested by officials believed to be from the Mabaheth (secret police), part of the Presidency of State Security, following a raid on his home in the city of Yanbu. After being arrested he was taken to an unknown location and denied any contact with his family. His fate and whereabouts remain unknown. 

The reason for these measures is also unknown but appears to be linked to his peaceful activism on social media, including calls for civil and political rights.

In Saudi Arabia the practice of enforced disappearance is part of a larger pattern of arbitrary arrests of people exercising their right to free speech and other fundamental rights, followed by shorter or longer periods of disappearance before the victims resurface to face trial. Sometimes these disappearances last a very long time, raising concerns for the safety and even lives of the victims. 

In the past few months alone, several others have been arbitrarily arrested and disappeared in Saudi Arabia after peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression online, including physician Lina Alsharif and blogger Abdullah Gilan.

ALQST calls on the Saudi authorities to immediately disclose the fate and whereabouts of Abdullah al-Mubaraki and others forcibly disappeared, and to immediately and unconditionally release all those arbitrarily arrested for expressing their opinions. ALQST calls for pressure to be brought to bear on the authorities to end these practices, and for them to be held fully accountable for the victims’ well-being. 

مشاركة المقال
ناشط سعودي طالب لجوء في بلغاريا معرّض لخطر الترحيل
يخضع الناشط السعودي عبد الرحمن الخالدي لأمر ترحيل من بلغاريا إلى السعودية، حيث سيكون عرضة لخطر كبير من الاحتجاز التعسفي وغيره من الانتهاكات الجسيمة للحقوق.
اعتقالات وحل مجلس إدارة نادٍ في السعودية على خلفية أهازيج جمهوره
على عكس ما تدعيه السعودية عن انفتاحها، واستمراراً لنهجها في خنق حرية التعبير وحرية المعتقد، اتخذت السلطات موقفا متشددا ضد نادي الصفا في مدينة صفوى في المنطقة الشرقية.
يخلص تقرير القسط إلى اتساع الفجوة بين الرواية الرسمية والواقع القاسي لانتهاكات حقوق الإنسان في السعودية
يسلط التقرير السنوي للقسط لعام 2023 الضوء على التناقض الصارخ المتزايد بين مشاريع ولي العهد الأمير محمد بن سلمان اللامعة التي لا طائل منها من ناحية، وقمع الشعب السعودي من ناحية أخرى.