Project Description

Aziza al-Yousef

Name: Aziza al-Yousef

Aziza al-Yousef

Prisoner Status: Temporary Release

Primary Group: Women's Rights Activists

Arrest Date: 15 May 2018

Personal information

Name: Aziza al-Yousef

Name in Arabic: عزيزة اليوسف

Date of Birth: Unknown

Gender: Female

Marital status: --

Profession: --

Place of residence: Riyadh

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:15 May 2018

Manner of arrest: In a raid on her home by heavily armed security officers

Where held: Riyadh - A-Ha’ir Prison

Trial information

Alleged crimes: Unknown

Victim's charges: Recruiting government employees to gather confidential information; providing financial support to foreign entities; communicating with foreign states hostile to Saudi Arabia

Court: --

Verdict: Unknown

Date of verdict: Unknown

Updates on trial: Aziza al-Yousef was summoned to attend a hearing in the Riyadh Criminal Court in Riyadh on 18/07/2019

Previous arrests:

Human Rights Violations

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

Violation details: Subjected to brutal torture and placed in solitary confinement; denied visits and phone calls for months

References

Reference 1: None

Reference 2: None

Reference 3: https://alqst.org/prisonersofconscience/aziza-al-yousef

Reference 4: None

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