Personal information

  • Sex: Male
  • Marital status: Married
  • Area of activity: ACPRA Member , Human rights activist
  • Place of residence: Riyadh

Co-founder of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA)

Arrest and jail information

  • Prison: Al-Ha’ir Prison, Riyadh
  • Date of arrest: 26 December 2013
  • Manner of arrest: Arrested at court following sentencing

Trial information

  • Charges: Disobeying the ruler; damaging the country’s reputation; co-founding an unlicensed association (ACPRA)
  • Court: Specialised Criminal Court (SCC)
  • Verdict: Ten-year prison term followed by ten-year travel ban
  • Date of verdict: 11 November 2014


  • Arbitrary arrest/ detention


  • 6-14 March 2021 - He went on hunger strike, along with 30 prisoners of conscience, in protest against harassment and ill-treatment by prison officials at Al-Ha’ir in Riyadh, including being held on the same wing as psychiatric detainees.  
  • 11 November 2014 - He was sentenced to ten years in prison followed by ten-year travel ban.
  • 26 December 2013 - He was arrested at court following sentencing.

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Manal al-Gafiri



Mohammed al-Ghamdi



Mohammed al-Hajji


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