Essa al-Hamid

Essa al-Hamid

Essa al-Hamid

A founding member of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA). Al-Hamid is one of three brothers who have all been convicted and sentenced to prison on similarly vague charges. Dr Abdullah al-Hamid and Dr Abdulrahman al-Hamid were also founding members of ACPRA and have also been detained for their peaceful human rights activities.
Founding member of the Saudi Association for Civil and Political Rights (Hasm), detained in September 2017, serving a 9-year prison sentence.

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


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