Personal information

  • Sex: Male
  • Profession: Journalist
  • Place of residence: Riyadh

Arrest and jail information

  • Prison: Al-Ha’ir Prison, Riyadh
  • Date of arrest: 15 March 2018
  • Manner of arrest: Security forces raided his home and took him to an unknown location. All his electronic devices were confiscated.


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


  • February 2020 - In response to a submission from the Special Procedures of the UN Human Rights Council, the Saudi authorities said he was being held in al-Ha’ir prison. At the same time, he was allowed for the first time to make a phone call to his family, in which he informed them of his location. However, since then he has been denied any further contact and remains subject to enforced disappearance.  
  • 15 March 2018 - Since his arrest, he has completely disappeared. He was denied visits or phone calls, and the Saudi authorities refused to answer any inquiries about him. 
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