Personal information

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

Arrest and jail information

  • Prison: Al-Ha’ir Prison, Riyadh
  • Date of arrest: 13 September 2017
  • Manner of arrest: He was arrested by security forces

Trial information

  • Charges: Charges relating to the right to freedom of expression
  • Court: Specialised Criminal Court (SCC)
  • Verdict: 44 month prison sentence (Trial judgement).


  • Arbitrary arrest/ detention ,
  • Enforced disappearance ,
  • Denied contact with family

Violation details

Placed in solitary confinement


  • 03 September 2020 - The Specialised Criminal Court sentenced him to three years eight months in jail on charges related to his freedom of expression.
  • 13 September 2017 - He was arrested by the security forces.

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