Project Description

In prison since:
Status: In Prison

Abdulaziz al-Sunaidi

Abdulaziz al-Sunaidi

Personal information

Name: Abdulaziz al-Sunaidi
Gender: Male
Marital Status:
Date of birth / Age:
Profession: Human rights activist
Place of residence: Buraydah, Al Qassim

Arrest and jail information

Date of Arrest:
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: Using his Twitter account to incite public opinion against the government; signing a petition calling for demonstrations; insulting the king
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:
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Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention , Denied contact with family , Torture and ill-treatment
Violation details: On 3 September 2020, reports confirmed that Abdulaziz was placed in solitary condiment several times and was denied contracts with with his family and was subjected to psychological torture and threats.

References

Reference 1: https://alqst.org/prisonersofconscience/abdulaziz-al-sunaidi
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