Abdullah al-Maliki

Abdullah al-Maliki

Abdullah al-Maliki

He is a prominent reformist academic and writer known for his support for human rights. His last tweet was " Whatever the form of the political system that you propose and believe in; There is nothing more dangerous or worse than the will of one man over the people" and has repeatedly spoken out against the normalisation of relationships with Israel.

Personal information

Name: Abdullah al-Maliki

Name in Arabic: عبد الله المالكي

Date of Birth: 1 January 1978

Gender: Male

Marital status: Unknown

Profession: Humanrights activist

Place of residence: Jeddah

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:12 September 2017

Manner of arrest: Was arrested after a raid on his home

Where held: Al-Ha’ir Prison, Riyadh

Trial information

Alleged crimes: Unknown

Victim's charges: Unknown

Court: Specialised Criminal Court (SCC)

Verdict: Seven year prison sentence

Date of verdict: Seven year prison sentence

Updates on trial: On 3 September 2020, the Specialised Criminal Court sentenced him to seven years in jail for his cultural activities, including defending members of civil rights group ACPRA

Previous arrests:

Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention

Violation details: Unknown


Reference 1: None

Reference 2: https://sphngo.org/en/saudi-authorities-continue-detaining-researcher-abdullah-al-maliki/

Reference 3: https://alqst.org/en/prisonersofconscience/abdullah-al-maliki

Reference 4: None


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