Personal information

  • Sex: Male
  • Marital status: Single
  • Area of activity: Human rights activist
  • Place of residence: Buraydah

Al-Ayyaf is a human rights defender, who focused on defending prisoners of conscience and detainees who were not brought to trial or who remained in prison after having served their sentences

Arrest and jail information

  • Prison: Al-Tarafiya Prison, al-Qassim
  • Date of arrest: 31 July 2018
  • Manner of arrest: State security forces raided his home without producing an arrest warrant and took him away to an unknown location

Trial information

  • Charges: Communicating with foreign media to smear the country’s reputation; bringing banned books into Saudi Arabia
  • Verdict: Two years in prison
  • Date of verdict: 08 April 2021

Violations

  • Arbitrary arrest/ detention ,
  • Torture and ill-treatment

Violation details

Placed in solitary confinement, torture including electrocution

Timeline

  • 21 September 2021 - ALQST has learned that he has been released from the Mohammed bin Nayef Counselling and Care Centre.
  • 08 April 2021 - The Specialised Criminal Court in Riyadh sentenced him to two years in prison.
  • 31 July 2018 - State security forces raided his home without producing an arrest warrant and took him away to an unknown location
  • 26 February 2013 - The authorities arrested him and a number of other activists who had taken part in these peaceful protests. He was then subjected to ill-treatment and torture, including beatings.

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