Project Description

Name: Ahmad Al Hossan

Ahmad Al Hossan

Prisoner Status: In Prison

Primary Group: Minors

Arrest Date: 16 June 2003

Personal information

Name: Ahmad Al Hossan

Name in Arabic: أحمد الحصان

Date of Birth: 1 January 1987

Gender: Male

Marital status: Single

Profession: Student

Place of residence: Mecca

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:16 June 2003

Manner of arrest: On June 16, 2003, Ahmad Al Hossan – 16 years-old at the time – was arrested from Hadibyah Mosque in Mecca by the Mabahith security forces. They did not present an arrest warrant nor give any reason for his arrest.

Where held: Al-Ha’ir Prison, Riyadh

Trial information

Alleged crimes: More than 11 years after his arrest, on October 20, 2014, Al Hossan was informed of the charges against him for the first time in a closed hearing before the Specialised Criminal Court. They included “hosting individuals who have strayed in his house” and “planning with them terrorist attacks”. Al Hossan was denied access to a lawyer throughout his interrogation, custody and trial. During the hearing, he was sentenced to 44 years in prison.

Victim's charges: They included “hosting protesting individuals who have strayed in his house” and “planning with them terrorist attacks”.

Court: Unknown

Verdict: sentenced to 44 years in prison on terrorism charges on the sole basis of a coerced confession

Date of verdict: sentenced to 44 years in prison on terrorism charges on the sole basis of a coerced confession

Updates on trial: Unknown

Previous arrests:

Human Rights Violations

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

Violation details: Unknown

References

Reference 1: None

Reference 2: None

Reference 3: https://menarights.org/en/caseprofile/ahmad-al-hossan-arrested-minor-denied-due-process-guarantees-and-sentenced-44-years

Reference 4: None

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