Project Description

Abdul Rahman al-Shumayri

Name: Abdul Rahman al-Shumayri

Abdul Rahman al-Shumayri

Prisoner Status: In Prison

Primary Group: Academic

Arrest Date: 20 February 2007

Personal information

Name: Abdul Rahman al-Shumayri

Name in Arabic: عبد الرحمن الشميري

Date of Birth: 1 January 1950

Gender: Male

Marital status: Married

Profession: Academic

Place of residence: Mecca

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:20 February 2007

Manner of arrest: In a raid on lawyer Issam Basrawi’s guest-house by the security forces, who arrested those present with excessive force and took them to prison

Where held: Jeddah - Dhahban Central Prison

Trial information

Alleged crimes: Unknown

Victim's charges: Planning to start a political party; disobeying the ruler

Court: Specialised Criminal Court (SCC)

Verdict: 15-year prison term and 15-year travel ban

Date of verdict: 15-year prison term and 15-year travel ban

Updates on trial: Unknown

Previous arrests:

Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention , Denied contact with family , Denied access to a lawyer , Torture and ill-treatment , Observers denied access to court hearings

Violation details: Unknown

References

Reference 1: None

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/abdul-rahman-al-shumayri

Reference 4: None

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