- Sex: Male
- Date of birth: 1962
- Area of activity: Academic
- Place of residence: Jeddah
One of the Jeddah Reformists that refused to agree to a Royal Pardon in 2012
Arrest and jail information
- Prison: Dhahban Central Prison, Jeddah
- Date of arrest: 2 February 2007
- Manner of arrest: In a raid on lawyer Issam Basrawi’s guest-house by the security forces, who arrested those present with excessive force and took them to prison
- Charges: Planning to start a political party; communicating with foreign entities; disobeying the ruler
- Court: Specialised Criminal Court (SCC)
- Verdict: 30-year prison term, 30-year travel ban and a fine of two million Saudi riyals
- Date of verdict: 22 November 2010
- Arbitrary arrest/ detention ,
- Denied contact with family ,
- Denied access to a lawyer ,
- Torture and ill-treatment ,
- Observers denied access to court hearings ,
- Denied access to healthcare
Violation detailsHe was subjected to systematic torture; held in bare isolation cells which are kept either extremely hot or else extremely cold; forced to stand on one leg or on a chair for hours on end; and sometimes deprived of sleep or food or essential medication, such as for diabetes or high blood pressure. He was subjected to physical torture to coerce him into a confession and also to break his hunger strike
2012 - He refused to agree to a Royal Pardon along with other 'Jeddah Reformers'.
22 November 2010 - He was sentenced to 30 years in prison and 30 years of travel ban and a fine of two million Saudi riyals.
February 2010 - He was remanded in custody, without trial, until then, three years after his arrest, when his trial began in the Specialized Criminal Court of Saudi Arabia.
02 February 2007 - He was arrested during a raid on lawyer Issam Basrawi’s guest-house by the security forces, who arrested those present with excessive force and took them to prison