Project Description

Name: Abdulkareem al-Hawaj

Abdulkareem al-Hawaj

Prisoner Status: Deceased

Primary Group: Minors

Arrest Date: 1 January 2014

Personal information

Name: Abdulkareem al-Hawaj

Name in Arabic: عبد الكريم الحواج

Date of Birth: Unknown

Gender: Male

Marital status: Single

Profession: Unknown

Place of residence: Unknown

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:1 January 2014

Manner of arrest: Unknown

Where held: Dammam Al-Mabaheth (General Investigations Directorate)

Trial information

Alleged crimes: Unknown

Victim's charges: Al-Hawaj was charged with some of the following accusations which are related to the exercise of freedom of expression while being a miner:

Participating in demonstrations.
Sharing Photos/Videos of protest in Qatif and Bahrain on social media.
Burning tires on the streets
Throwing two in cendiary bottles at the General Court of Qatif.
Showing sympathy with the protesters in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Court: Unknown

Verdict: Unknown

Date of verdict: Unknown

Updates on trial: Unknown

Previous arrests:

Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention, Denied access to a lawyer , Denied contact with family, Enforced disappearance, Held in Solitary confinement, Torture and ill-treatment

Violation details: physically and psychologically tortured and abused by unidentified Saudi Soldiers whom were hiding their faces.

References

Reference 1: https://www.esohr.org/en/?p=2974

Reference 2: https://www.esohr.org/en/?p=1266

Reference 3: https://www.adhrb.org/2016/09/facing-death-sentence-saudi-arabia-alleged-crimes-committed-minors/

Reference 4: None

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