Personal information

  • Sex: Male
  • Marital status: Married
  • Area of activity: ACPRA Member , Human rights activist
  • Place of residence: Riyadh

Fawzan al-Harbi is a human rights defender and co-founder of the now banned Saudi Association for Civil and Political Rights (ACPRA), which reported on human rights violations in Saudi Arabia and helped families of detainees held without charge to bring cases against the authorities.

Arrest and jail information

  • Prison: Al-Ha’ir Prison, Riyadh
  • Date of arrest: 26 December 2013
  • Manner of arrest: Arrested at court following sentencing

Trial information

  • Charges: Disobeying the ruler; damaging the country’s reputation; co-founding an unlicensed association (ACPRA)
  • Court: Specialised Criminal Court (SCC)
  • Verdict: Ten-year prison term followed by ten-year travel ban
  • Date of verdict: 11 November 2014


  • Arbitrary arrest/ detention


  • 6-14 March 2021 - He went on hunger strike, along with 30 prisoners of conscience, in protest against harassment and ill-treatment by prison officials at Al-Ha’ir in Riyadh, including being held on the same wing as psychiatric detainees.  
  • 11 November 2014 - He was sentenced to ten years in prison followed by ten-year travel ban.
  • 26 December 2013 - He was arrested at court following sentencing.

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