Personal information

  • Sex: Male
  • Date of birth: 22 May 1986
  • Area of activity: Blogger , Human rights activist
  • Place of residence: Qatif

Arrest and jail information

  • Prison: Al-Mabaheth (General Investigations Directorate), Dammam
  • Date of arrest: 2 October 2011
  • Manner of arrest: Arrested after he intervened with the police over the arrest of the fathers of two protesters in Al Awamiya, and taken next day to the Mabaheth (General Investigations Directorate) in Dammam

Trial information

  • Charges: Hooliganism; inciting public opinion; damage to public and state property; disobeying the country’s ruler; resisting arrest
  • Court: Specialised Criminal Court (SCC)
  • Verdict: 14-year prison term, 14-year travel ban and a fine of 100,000 Saudi riyals
  • Date of verdict: 17 April 2014

Violations

  • Arbitrary arrest/ detention ,
  • Denied contact with family ,
  • Denied access to a lawyer ,
  • Torture and ill-treatment

Violation details

Torture and ill-treatment, both physical and psychological; placed in solitary confinement;

Timeline

  • 17 September 2014 - The Specialised Criminal Court (SCC) in Riyadh sentenced him to a 14-year prison term, 14-year travel ban and a fine of 100,000 Saudi riyals.
  • 2 October 2011 - Arrested after he intervened with the police over the arrest of the fathers of two protesters in Al Awamiya, and taken next day to the Mabaheth (General Investigations Directorate) in Dammam.

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