Project Description

Eman al-Nafjan

Name: Eman al-Nafjan

Eman al-Nafjan

Prisoner Status: Temporary Release

Primary Group: Women's Rights Activists

Arrest Date: 15 May 2018

Personal information

Name: Eman al-Nafjan

Name in Arabic: إيمان النفجان

Date of Birth: Unknown

Gender: Female

Marital status: Married

Profession: Academic , Blogger , Human rights activist , Women’s rights activist , Writer

Place of residence: Riyadh

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:15 May 2018

Manner of arrest: Forcibly removed from her home following a raid by security forces

Where held: Riyadh - A-Ha’ir Prison

Trial information

Alleged crimes: Unknown

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

Court: Criminal Court

Verdict: Unknown

Date of verdict: Unknown

Updates on trial: Eman al-Nafjan was summoned to attend the Riyadh Criminal Court on the following dates: 1st session: 13/03/2019 2nd session: 27/03/2019 3rd session: 03/04/2019 4th session: 27/06/2019

Previous arrests: Eman al-Nafjan was arrested previously in 2015

Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention , Enforced disappearance , Denied contact with family , Denied access to a lawyer , Torture and ill-treatment , Observers denied access to court hearings, Sexual violence

Violation details: Subjected to brutal torture and sexual molestation


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