Personal information

  • Sex: Male
  • Marital status: Married
  • Date of birth: 1966
  • Area of activity: Academic , ACPRA Member , Human rights activist
  • Place of residence: Al Qassim

Co-founder of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA) and and a former profession in Islamic Jurisprudence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Arrest and jail information

  • Prison: Buraydah Prison, al-Qassim
  • Date of arrest: 9 March 2013
  • Manner of arrest: Arrested at the Criminal Court in Buraydah

Trial information

  • Charges: Disobeying the ruler of the country; incitement against the Saudi regime; damaging the country’s reputation; co-founding a civil association (ACPRA); disseminating information to foreign entities
  • Court: Specialised Criminal Court (SCC)
  • Verdict: 10-year prison term and 10-year travel ban
  • Date of verdict: 19 October 2015


  • Arbitrary arrest/ detention


  • 7 يناير 2023 - أُفرج عنه بعد أن أنهى فترة محكوميته. كما لا يزال ممنوع من السفر لمدة عشر سنوات.
  • 19 October 2015 - He was sentenced to 10 years in prison followed by ten years of travel ban.
  • 09 March 2013 - He was arrested at the Criminal Court in Buraydah.
  • 2013 - He was originally sentenced to eight years in prison after a trial before a criminal court but his sentence was later overturned.

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