Project Description

In prison since:
Status: Deceased

Abdullah al-Hamid

Abdullah al-Hamid

Personal information

Name: Abdullah al-Hamid
Gender: Male
Marital Status:
Date of birth / Age:
Profession: Academic , ACPRA member , Human rights activist
Place of residence: Riyadh

Arrest and jail information

Date of Arrest:
Manner of arrest: Arrest ordered by the Specialised Criminal Court, Riyadh
Where held: Al-Ha’ir Prison, Riyadh

Trial information

Alleged crimes: Co-founding an unlicensed civic association (ACPRA); seeking to undermine government policies; providing false information about the Saudi government to UN-related bodies; inciting international organisations against Saudi Arabia; turning public opinion against the security services and senior officials; questioning the integrity of the court
Victim's Charges: Co-founding an unlicensed civic association (ACPRA); seeking to undermine government policies; providing false information about the Saudi government to UN-related bodies; inciting international organisations against Saudi Arabia; turning public opinion against the security services and senior officials; questioning the integrity of the court
Court: Specialised Criminal Court (SCC)
Verdict: 11-year prison term and 5-year travel ban
Date of verdict:
Updates on trial:

Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention , Denied contact with family , Denied access to healthcare
Violation details: Abdullah Al-Hamid was denied proper health care during his stay in the prison. On the 24th of April 2020 Al-Hamid fainted in prison and remained on the floor for several hours before he was taken to the hospital. Later, it was announced that he died due to stroke.

References

Reference 1: https://alqst.org/prisonersofconscience/abdullah-al-hamid
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