Barjas Hammoud Al-Barjas

Barjas Hammoud Al-Barjas

Saudi writer and economic columnist specializing in upper management consulting for engineering firms who was arrested and detained for a month without charge before being released. Previously held a strategic planning consulting position at Saudi Aramco. Al-Barjas was known for his independent economic views, despite his recent shift to adopt political positions in support of the official positions of his country, especially regarding its crisis with Qatar. Al-Barjas has been contributing his opinions and comments on public issues, especially those that fall within his area of ​​expertise. He is currently working as a consultant in the fields of engineering, economics and senior business administration. In the city of Dammam, the capital of the eastern region overlooking the coast of the Arabian Gulf, the man was born and lived his early years there, before traveling to the United States to obtain a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Louisiana. According to the information available on him, he also obtained a master's degree in management and economics from Dartmouth University, USA. As a result of his great experience, he worked as a strategic planning advisor at state oil company Aramco. His economic writings are scattered in several Saudi newspapers, such as Al-Watan.

Al-Barjas has stopped tweeting through his Twitter account since July 16, 2018. In the last of them, it included a tribute to the persevering youth of his country, and re-tweeting blogs critical of the Qatari government's position on the Hajj.

Personal information

Name: Barjas Hammoud Al-Barjas

Name in Arabic: برجس حمود البرجس

Date of Birth: Unknown

Gender: Male

Marital status: Unknown

Profession: Economist

Place of residence: Unknown

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:18 August 2018

Manner of arrest: Unknown

Where held: Unknown

Trial information

Alleged crimes: Saudis said that the reason behind his arrest was his objection to raising electricity bills fees in a tweet dating back to last March. Others transmitted a short video clip, which showed the Crown Prince saying to Al-Barjas: "We want you to criticize the project." On the day he criticized his imprisonment. "

While the journalist Jamal Khashoggi considered that "these arrests prevent the soul from tweeting, from joy, from Eid and even from hope, Barjas deserves to be thanked and heard from him." Likewise, Iman Al-Hamoud, a Saudi journalist living in France, wrote : “Dear friend Barjis Al-Barjas, one of the most sincere lovers of the homeland with him .. I noticed a change in his line recently, even this change did not help him. Beware, oh homeland, of mistakes made by your enemies.”

Victim's charges: Unknown

Court: Unknown

Verdict: Unknown

Date of verdict: Unknown

Updates on trial: Unknown

Previous arrests:

Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention

Violation details: Unknown


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