Project Description

Abdullah al-Hamid

Name: Abdullah al-Hamid

Abdullah al-Hamid

Prisoner Status: Deceased

Primary Group: Human Rights Activist

Arrest Date: 09 March 2013

Personal information

Name: Abdullah al-Hamid

Name in Arabic: عبد الله الحامد

Date of Birth: 12.07.1950

Gender: Male

Marital status: Married

Profession: Academic , ACPRA member , Human rights activist

Place of residence: Riyadh

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:09 March 2013

Manner of arrest: Arrest ordered by the Specialised Criminal Court, Riyadh

Where held: Al-Ha’ir Prison, Riyadh

Trial information

Alleged crimes: Unknown

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: 11-year prison term and 5-year travel ban

Updates on trial: Unknown

Previous arrests:

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://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/case/imprisoned-human-rights-defender-abdullah-al-hamid-critical-condition

Reference 2: https://menarights.org/en/caseprofile/acpra-co-founder-abdullah-al-hamid-arbitrarily-detained-march-2013

Reference 3: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdullah_al-Hamid

Reference 4: https://www.trtworld.com/middle-east/jailed-human-rights-activists-start-hunger-strike-in-saudi-arabia-24270 https://english.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2019/2/18/saudi-political-detainees-on-hunger-strike-against-inhumane-imprisonment

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