Victim's charges: According to the charging document seen by Reprieve, the charges against Abdullah range from ‘harbouring’ protesters, participating in demonstrations, and chanting slogans, to ‘concealing the offence of incitement’, setting fire to a car, throwing Molotov cocktails, and possession of firebombs.
Updates on trial: Unknown
Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention , Denied access to a lawyer , Denied contact with family, Torture and ill-treatment
Violation details: his “confessions” were obtained under torture and other ill-treatment in detention, but the court has refused to order an investigation into these allegations. was held incommunicado and detained without charge or trial for up to 22 months, and eventually sentenced to death following grossly unfair trials.
Reference 1: https://reprieve.org.uk/case-study/abdullah-hasan-al-zaher/#:~:text=Charges%20and%20sentence,cocktails%2C%20and%20possession%20of%20firebombs.
Reference 2: https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/10/20/saudi-arabia-alleged-child-offenders-face-death-sentences
Reference 3: https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2016/03/saudi-arabia-families-fear-their-sons-will-be-executed-within-24-hours/