Project Description

Name: Abdullah Al-Huwaiti

Abdullah Al-Huwaiti

Prisoner Status: Facing Death Penalty

Primary Group: Minors

Arrest Date: 8 May 2017

Personal information

Name: Abdullah Al-Huwaiti

Name in Arabic: عبدالله الـحويطي

Date of Birth: July 18, 2002

Gender: Male

Marital status: Unknown

Profession: Unknown

Place of residence: Tabouk

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:8 May 2017

Manner of arrest: On May 8, 2017, masked security agents raided the family home of the then 14-year-old Al-Huwaiti(born on July 18, 2002), arresting him and his brother Abdulaziz. Both were taken to the police station in Duba, where they were charged with the crime of robbery and murder committed on May 6, 2017.

Where held: Unknown

Trial information

Alleged crimes: Unknown

Victim's charges: He was charged with armed robbery of a jewelry store and the killing of a soldier with a firearm in Duba Governorate when he was 14.

Court: Unknown

Verdict: Initially Sentenced to death

Date of verdict: Initially Sentenced to death

Updates on trial: Unknown

Previous arrests:

Human Rights Violations

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

Violation details: The following are among the types of torture Abdullah al-Huwaitiexperienced:

Forced to stand for hours at a time until he lost consciousness.
Beaten and slapped on the face.
Hit with an electrical cable on the soles of his feet (falaqa).
Hit with an electrical cable on different parts of his body until he lost consciousness.
Forced to stand directly in front of an air conditioner.
Severely beaten while being forced to hold the legs of his brother Abdulazizduring the latter’s torture with falaqa.
Psychologically tortured by being told his mother and sisters were in prison and would only be released once he confessed to having committed the crime.

References

Reference 1: https://www.esohr.org/en/?p=2649

Reference 2: https://www.esohr.org/en/?p=2649

Reference 3: https://www.esohr.org/en/?p=2974

Reference 4: None

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