Project Description

Essa al-Hamid

Name: Essa al-Hamid

Essa al-Hamid

Prisoner Status: In Prison

Primary Group: Human Rights Activist

Arrest Date: 16 September 2017

Personal information

Name: Essa al-Hamid

Name in Arabic: عیسى الحامد

Date of Birth: Unknown

Gender: Male

Marital status: Unknown

Profession: ACPRA member , Human rights activist

Place of residence: Buraidah, Al-Qaseem

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:16 September 2017

Manner of arrest: Unknown

Where held: Al-Qassim - Buraydah Prison

Trial information

Alleged crimes: Unknown

Victim's charges: Defaming the Council of Religious Scholars; insulting the judiciary; participating in the establishment of an unlicensed organisation (ACPRA); and * communicating with international organisations in order to harm the image of the State

Court: Specialised Criminal Court (SCC)

Verdict: serving a 9-year prison sentence.

Date of verdict: serving a 9-year prison sentence.

Updates on trial: Unknown

Previous arrests:

Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention , Denied access to a lawyer

Violation details: Date of verdict: 24 April 2016

References

Reference 1: https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2016/12/saudi-arabia-increases-ruthless-sentence-in-unfair-trial-of-human-rights-defender-to-11-years/

Reference 2: https://menarights.org/en/caseprofile/acpra-co-founder-and-human-rights-defender-issa-al-hamid-arbitrarily-detained-september

Reference 3: https://alqst.org/en/issa-al-hamid-sentenced

Reference 4: None

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