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Abdul aziz al-Sunaidi

Abdul aziz al-Sunaidi

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.


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