Project Description

Name: Abdul aziz al-Sunaidi

Abdul aziz al-Sunaidi

Prisoner Status: In Prison

Primary Group: Human Rights Activist

Arrest Date: 08 February 2015

Personal information

Name: Abdul aziz al-Sunaidi

Name in Arabic: عبد العزيز السنيدي

Date of Birth: Unknown

Gender: Male

Marital status: --

Profession: Human rights activist

Place of residence: Buraydah, Al Qassim

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:08 February 2015

Manner of arrest: Arrested at a petrol station by a group of plain-clothes police officers

Where held: Onayza Prison, al-Qassim

Trial information

Alleged crimes: Unknown

Victim's charges: Using his Twitter account to incite public opinion against the government; signing a petition calling for demonstrations; insulting the king

Court: Specialised Criminal Court (SCC)

Verdict: 8-year prison term, 8-year travel ban and a fine of 50,000 Saudi riyals

Date of verdict: 8-year prison term, 8-year travel ban and a fine of 50,000 Saudi riyals

Updates on trial: Unknown

Previous arrests:

Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention , Denied contact with family , Torture and ill-treatment, Placed in solitary confinement

Violation details: On 3 September 2020, reports confirmed that Abdulaziz was placed in solitary confinement several times and was denied contracts with with his family and was subjected to psychological torture and threats.

References

Reference 1: https://mbsmetoo.org/%d9%85%d9%86%d8%b8%d9%85%d8%a9-%d8%ad%d9%82%d9%88%d9%82%d9%8a%d8%a9-%d8%b3%d8%b9%d9%88%d8%af%d9%8a%d8%a9-%d8%aa%d9%83%d8%b4%d9%81-%d8%b9%d9%86-%d8%a7%d9%86%d8%aa%d9%87%d8%a7%d9%83%d8%a7%d8%aa-%d8%ac/

Reference 2: https://www.hrw.org/report/2019/11/04/high-cost-change/repression-under-saudi-crown-prince-tarnishes-reforms

Reference 3: https://alqst.org/en/prisonersofconscience/abdulaziz-al-sunaidi

Reference 4: None

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