Personal information

  • Sex: Female
  • Profession: Blogger
  • Place of residence: Riyadh

Amal is the wife of prominent activist Fowzan al-Harbi, one of the founding members of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA)

Arrest and jail information

  • Date of arrest: 30 July 2018
  • Manner of arrest: Surrounded by security officers and arrested while having a picnic with her children on the beach in Jeddah City

Trial information

  • Charges: Blogging and human rights activism in support of ACPRA; working to undermine the system of absolute monarchy
  • Court: Criminal Court


  • Arbitrary arrest/ detention ,
  • Enforced disappearance

Violation details

Detained for over 8 months without charge


  • 02 May 2019 - She was temporarily released.
  • 17 April 2019 - She had a session at the Specialised Criminal Court in Riyadh.
  • 30 July 2018 - She was detained for over 8 months without charge.

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