Abdulrahman AlSadhan

Personal information

  • Sex: Male
  • Marital status: Single
  • Profession: Humanitarian worker
  • Works at Saudi Arabian Red Crescent Society in Riyadh
  • Place of residence: Riyadh

Arrest and jail information

  • Date of arrest: 12 March 2018
  • Manner of arrest: Officials dressed in civilian clothes and believed to be from Saudi Arabia’s Mabahith secret police arrested AlSadhan from his work place at the headquarters of the Saudi Arabian Red Crescent Society in Riyadh

Trial information

  • Court: Specialised Criminal Court (SCC)
  • Updates on trial: Despite recently being informed that he is not facing charges and will be released soon, on 3 March 2021 he is brought to trial in the Specialised Criminal Court (SCC), facing charges relating to his peaceful social media activism.
  • Verdict: 20 years in prison, to be followed by a travel ban of the same length.
  • Date of verdict: 5 April 2021
  • Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention , Enforced disappearance , Denied contact with family , Denied access to a lawyer , Torture and ill-treatment , Observers denied access to court hearings , Denied access to healthcare
  • Violation details: On 12 February 2020, 23 months since his arrest, Abdulahram was allowed to make a phone call with his family for the first time. Since then, he was denied any further contact with his family until 22 February 2021, when he was for only the second time allowed him to make a call. The authorities informed him that he is not facing charges, and will be released soon.

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