Project Description

Ahmad al-Sawian

Name: Ahmad al-Sawian

Ahmad al-Sawian

Prisoner Status: In Prison

Primary Group: Journalist

Arrest Date: 20 September 2017

Personal information

Name: Ahmad al-Sawian

Name in Arabic: أحمد الصويان

Date of Birth: 16 May 1905

Gender: Male

Marital status: Married

Profession: Journalist , Writer

Place of residence: Riyadh

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:20 September 2017

Manner of arrest: Unknown

Where held: Al-Ha’ir Prison, Riyadh

Trial information

Alleged crimes: Unknown

Victim's charges: Unknown

Court: Specialised Criminal Court (SCC)

Verdict: Three year prison sentence

Date of verdict: Three year prison sentence

Updates on trial: On 3 September 2020, the Specialised Criminal Court sentenced him to three years in jail on charges related to his freedom of expression

Previous arrests:

Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention

Violation details: Unknown

References

Reference 1: None

Reference 2: https://cpj.org/data/people/ahmed-al-suwian/

Reference 3: https://alqst.org/en/prisonersofconscience/ahmad-al-sawian http://albayan.co.uk/Page.aspx?ID=3

Reference 4: None

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