- Sex: Male
- Date of birth: 24 September 1964
- Place of residence: Jeddah
Medical Doctor. He founded a private hospital, the International Medical Centre in Jeddah. He also hosted a popular TV show called Mahyay,(My Living) which addressed psychological, social, and physiological issues.
Arrest and jail information
- Date of arrest: 5 November 2017
- Manner of arrest: Arrested with excessive force from the hospital where he worked
- Charges: Obtaining US citizenship without permission, criticising an Arab country on Twitter, and supporting and sympathising with a terrorist organisation.
- Verdict: Three years and two months in prison
- Arbitrary arrest/ detention ,
- Enforced disappearance ,
- Denied contact with family ,
- Denied access to a lawyer ,
- Torture and ill-treatment
Violation detailsArbitrary arrest and detention without charge for 20 months; he was placed on a chair and electrocuted, whipped, and denied family visits and phone calls for long periods.
14 January 2021 - His sentence was reduced from six years to three years and two months, with half of it suspended, and a travel ban of similar duration. Since he has already been in detention since November 2017 he is released from prison