Ibrahim al-Harthi

Ibrahim al-Harthi

Ibrahim al-Harthi

Islamic cleric known for his controversial sermon against racism and unconscious bias in islamic teaching and was forbidden for giving any since 2014. He also spoke about the rشcism in the way the government treats foreigners and that their policies breed social divide. when he focused on growing his online presence. Believed to be arrested due to his refusal to attack the Qatari state and join the media war.

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


Reference 1: None

Reference 2: None

Reference 3: https://alqst.org/en/prisonersofconscience/ibrahim-al-harthi

Reference 4: None


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