Project Description

Awad al-Qarni

Name: Awad al-Qarni

Awad al-Qarni

Prisoner Status: Facing Death Penalty

Primary Group: Religious Figures

Arrest Date: 9 September 2017

Personal information

Name: Awad al-Qarni

Name in Arabic: عوض القرني

Date of Birth: 9 May 1905

Gender: Male

Marital status: Married

Profession: Academic , Cleric

Place of residence: Abha, Aseer

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:9 September 2017

Manner of arrest: In a raid on his home by security personnel

Where held: Dhahban Central Prison, Jeddah

Trial information

Alleged crimes: Unknown

Victim's charges: Incitement to insult heads of state; supporting the Muslim Brotherhood; incitement to fight in conflict zones and join a terrorist entity

Court: Specialised Criminal Court (SCC)

Verdict: The public prosecution is calling for the death penalty

Date of verdict: The public prosecution is calling for the death penalty

Updates on trial: The public prosecution is calling for the death penalty. Sentence is currently postponed as of Nov 2019 last update.

Previous arrests:

Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention , Denied contact with family , Denied access to a lawyer , Torture and ill-treatment , Observers denied access to court hearings, Placed in solitary confinement

Violation details: Kept in solitary confinement for prolonged period of time


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