Personal information

  • Sex: Male

A nephew of Abdul Rahim, the man shot dead by security forces, Ahmed was a 19-year-old university student when he was arrested.

Arrest and jail information

  • Prison: Dhahban Central Prison, Jeddah

Trial information

  • Charges: The charges brought against him included “preparing and sending information through his Twitter account that would harm public order”; “seeking to destabilise and disrupt the social fabric and national cohesion” and “expressing sympathy for dead terrorist [Abdul Rahim al-Huwaiti]”. According to his lawyer, Ahmed Abdel Nasser al-Huwaiti did not know that his uncle was classified as an opponent of the state and merely wanted to mourn his relative.
  • Verdict: 21 years in prison


  • Arbitrary arrest/ detention ,
  • Observers denied access to court hearings


  • 2021-2022 - He was initially sentenced to five years in prison, but his sentence was increased to 21 years on appeal.
  • 1 October 2020 - Ahmed was arrested on the campus of Prince Fahd bin Sultan University in Tabuk City.

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