Personal information

  • Sex: Male
  • Marital status: Married
  • Profession: Journalist
  • Place of residence: Rafha

Arrest and jail information

  • Prison: Al-Ha’ir Prison, Riyadh
  • Date of arrest: January 2018
  • Manner of arrest: Police raided his home and took him to an unknown location

Trial information

  • Charges: Insulting the Royal Court and its staff.
  • Date of verdict: 08 February 2018


  • Arbitrary arrest/ detention ,
  • Enforced disappearance ,
  • Denied access to a lawyer


  • 19 July 2020 - He died just two months after his unexpected release from prison.
  • 19 May 2020 - He was released from prison and it was not known if his release was a temporary release or a permanent one.
  • 08 February 2018 - He was sentenced to five years in prison followed by five years of travel ban.
  • January 2018 - Police raided his home, arrested and took him to an unknown location.

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