Personal information

  • Sex: Male
  • Marital status: Married
  • Place of residence: USA

Arrest and jail information

  • Prison: Al-Ha’ir Prison, Riyadh
  • Date of arrest: 21 November 2021
  • Manner of arrest: From King Khalid International Airport

Trial information

  • Charges: Support and financing of terrorism; undermining the security of the state
  • Court: Specialised Criminal Court (SCC)
  • Verdict: He was sentenced to 16 years and three months in prison, in addition to a travel ban of the same length. The appeal's court increased the sentence to 19 years.
  • Date of verdict: 3 October 2022

Violations

  • Torture and ill-treatment

Violation details

Held in solitary confinement

Timeline

  • 20 March 2023 - He was released and all his charges dropped.  It is still not clear whether the kingdom has  lifted the travel ban
  • 8 February 2023 - The Specialised Criminal Court of Appeal increased the sentence to 19 years.
  • 3 October 2022 - He was sentenced to 16 years and three months in prison, in addition to a travel ban of the same length.
  • 21 November 2021 - He was arrested from King Khalid International Airport.  

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