Personal information

  • Sex: Male

Arrest and jail information

  • Prison: Al-Ha’ir Prison, Riyadh
  • Date of arrest: 2017

Trial information

  • Charges: Arrested for his activism on Twitter

Violation details

Died because of medical negligence after contracting #COVID19.

Timeline

  • 08 May 2021 - He died in al-Ha’ir prison near Riyadh after contracting COVID-19 amid an outbreak in prison earlier this year, during which he and others were held in the same ward as prisoners infected with the virus.  
  • March 2021 - He and more than 30 other prisoners of conscience in al-Ha’ir prison had staged a hunger strike in protest against harassment that included being held in the same ward as psychiatric detainees and denied family contact and access to books and newspapers. 
  • 2017 - He was arrested for his writings and activism on Twitter. 

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