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.


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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