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Fahad Al-Sunaidi

Name: Fahad Al-Sunaidi

Fahad Al-Sunaidi

Prisoner Status: In Prison

Primary Group: Journalist

Arrest Date: 11 September 2017

Personal information

Name: Fahad Al-Sunaidi

Name in Arabic: فهد السنيدي

Date of Birth: 3 December 1970

Gender: Male

Marital status: Married

Profession: Journalist

Place of residence: Riyadh

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:11 September 2017

Manner of arrest: Unknown

Where held: Riyadh - A-Ha'ir Prison

Trial information

Alleged crimes: Support for the Muslim Brotherhood, which the kingdom classifies as "terrorist".

Victim's charges: The Saudi prosecutor charged al-Sunaidi with charges of “supporting and supporting the Arab revolutions, and traveling to Libya after the fall of the Gaddafi regime to attend a conference without the permission of the Saudi government.” The list of charges also included “incitement against the state and publishing tweets demanding the release of some of the arrested prisoners.” and "support for the Muslim Brotherhood"

Court: Specialised Criminal Court (SCC)

Verdict: Three and a half years in prison

Date of verdict: Three and a half years in prison

Updates on trial: His first trial took place on 10 September 2018o. On 3 September 2020, the Specialised Criminal Court sentenced him to three and a half years in jail

Previous arrests:

Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention, Denied access to healthcare

Violation details: His first trial took place on 10 September 2018


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