Hussain Al-Radhi

Hussain Al-Radhi

Hussain Al-Radhi

The Sheik was a prominent figure who critised the execution of prominent figures. He was stopped from leading prayers as the regime tried to silence him. He was surrounded by police and military personel and arrested. He is aging and in poor health

Personal information

Name: Hussain Al-Radhi

Name in Arabic: حسين الراضي

Date of Birth: Unknown

Gender: Male

Marital status: --

Profession: Unknown

Place of residence: Al-hasa

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:21 March 2016

Manner of arrest: He was arrested right after as he was leaving Al-Rasoul Aladham mosque after preforming Maghrib Prayer.

Where held: Unknown

Trial information

Alleged crimes: Opposition Activism. This arrest comes after his strong successive sermons, which began after the execution of the Shiite symbol, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, and then continued calling for an end to the war in Yemen, which was concluded this week with a strong sermon on the authority of Hezbollah and its secretary, Hassan Nasrallah..

Victim's charges: Arrested for expressing his opinion during Friday's Sermons in which he criticised the Saudi war on Yemen and expressed sympathy and solidarity with Nimer Al Nimer and condemned his execution

Court: --

Verdict: Sentenced to 13 years prison

Date of verdict: Sentenced to 13 years prison

Updates on trial: Unknown

Previous arrests: Yes released on 28th Sept 2012 before rearrest in 2016

Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention, Denied access to healthcare,

Violation details: Unknown


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