Project Description

Ibrahim al-Harthi

Name: Ibrahim al-Harthi

Ibrahim al-Harthi

Prisoner Status: In Prison

Primary Group: Religious Figures

Arrest Date: 11 September 2017

Personal information

Name: Ibrahim al-Harthi

Name in Arabic: إبراهيم الحارثي

Date of Birth: Unknown

Gender: Male

Marital status: Married

Profession: Preacher (Daia)

Place of residence: Jeddah

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:11 September 2017

Manner of arrest: In a raid on his home by armed security personnel

Where held: Al-Ha’ir Prison, Riyadh

Trial information

Alleged crimes: Believed to have been arrested for his refusal to attack the Qatari state on his social media accounts.

Victim's charges: Unknown

Court: Specialised Criminal Court (SCC)

Verdict: Five year prison sentence

Date of verdict: Five year prison sentence

Updates on trial: On 3 September 2020, the Specialised Criminal Court sentenced him to five years in jail on charges related to his freedom of expression

Previous arrests:

Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention , Torture and ill-treatment, placed in solitary confinement

Violation details: Placed in solitary confinement


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