Islamic cleric and Academic
The alleged reason for arrest:
- He published a tweet in which he criticized the establishment of free wrestling matches, and the contents of the appearance of men in inappropriate clothes in a manner that contradicts the teachings of the Islamic religion, customs and traditions in Saudi Arabia, and his criticism coincided with the signing of the General Sports Authority for the agreement to establish matches, which angered the head of the General Authority and the adviser in the Royal Court / Turki bin Abdul Mohsen bin Abdul Latif Al-Sheikh.
- The victim was not known for any activity opposing the Saudi authorities but was a supporter of them, and his criticism of the matches was based on what the Saudi regime was previously pursuing.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has witnessed an excessive expansion of arrests since the arrival of Muhammad bin Salman to the mandate of the Covenant. These arrests did not reach only opponents of the regime, but also extended to supporters of it, and also included religious scholars, liberal advocates and human rights activists, media, academic and prominent business men and women.