Academic and lecturer at the College of Law at King Saud University.
Al-Mazroui worked as a lecturer in the Faculty of Law and Political Science at King Saud University. In addition to his work as a lecturer he spoke to audiences about the repression practiced by the Saudi authorities on human rights activists saying: “We all want to know where Aziza Youssef and where is Iman Al-Nafjan, Lujain Al-Hathloul, Abdullah Al-Hamid and the rest of the brothers who contributed to renewing the culture of human rights?
A number of tweets were posted of a video showing the former speaker during a seminar at the Book Fair in Riyadh, calling him “the book fair champion” and praising his courage.
He praised the accomplishments of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (HASM), which he publicly described as a “brilliant civil initiative” despite the arrest of two of the founding members, academics Muhammad Fahad Al-Qahtani and Abdullah Al-Hamid.
In his speech, Al-Mazroui stressed the contradiction of Saudi Arabia between talking about the empowerment of women and the position of women within the current laws in the Kingdom and stressing that there are still national systems that discriminate against them.
He also pointed out that the consent of the guardian for women indicates that there are systemic violations present in the system.
- The Saudi authorities seem to have had multiple reasons for his arrest.
- In his intervention Mr. Al-Mazroui praised the accomplishments of the prisoners of conscience, foremost among them being the detainees of the “Hasm” Association and women human rights activists.