- 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
- 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
- Arbitrary arrest/ detention ,
- Torture and ill-treatment
Violation detailsPlaced in solitary confinement, torture including electrocution
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.
ALQST for Human Rights on Twitter: "On #InternationalDayAgainstTorture, we stand with #VictimsOfTorture in #SaudiArabia including #HRD Yasser al-Ayyaf, who has been subjected to brutal torture numerous times. Read more about his case here: https://t.co/RRWbLVtcwk #TortureVictimsDay #StandWithSaudiHeroes https://t.co/HlVEsPiVht" / Twitter