Personal information

  • Sex: Female
  • Profession: Journalist , Writer
  • Place of residence: Asir

Trainee journalist at Saudi daily newspaper Al Watan

Arrest and jail information

  • Prison: Sha’ar Prison, Asir
  • Date of arrest: 28 September 2019
  • Manner of arrest: During the night-time, approximately thirty Saudi Arabian officials, including armed and hooded men and those in military uniform, raided the home of a family member of her, where she was staying. They seized and took her to her home nearby, where forces entered the building and took her devices, books and possessions.

Trial information

  • Charges: She has not yet been charged. Her arrest appears to be linked to her activity on Twitter, in which she tweeted in support of human rights, including for the release of prisoners of conscience.

Violations

  • Arbitrary arrest/ detention

Violation details

She was held for two months in solitary confinement.

Timeline

  • Late 2021 - The Supreme Court sentenced her to six years in prison, and a travel ban of the same length, for her activity on Twitter in support of human rights. She was initially sentenced by the Specialised Criminal Court (SCC) to five years in prison, half of it suspended. 
  • 28 Sep 2019 - End of 2019 - She has been held for over 100 days in pre-trial solitary confinement.
  • 28 September 2019 - During the night-time, approximately thirty Saudi Arabian officials, including armed and hooded men and those in military uniform, raided the home of a family member of her, where she was staying. They seized and took her to her home nearby, where forces entered the building and took her devices, books and possessions.

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