Project Description

Name: Jassim al-Safar

Jassim al-Safar

Prisoner Status: In Prison

Primary Group: Journalist

Arrest Date: 1 July 2012

Personal information

Name: Jassim al-Safar

Name in Arabic: جاسم الصفار

Date of Birth: Unknown

Gender: Male

Marital status: Unknown

Profession: Photographer

Place of residence: Unknown

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:1 July 2012

Manner of arrest: Unknown

Where held: Dammam Al-Mabaheth (General Investigations Directorate)

Trial information

Alleged crimes: He was arrested in connection with his coverage of protests that occurred in the region from 2011-12, particularly in Shia Muslim-majority towns and cities

Victim's charges: Sending material over the internet that would harm the country’s reputation, corresponding with a foreign journalist, and organizing protests.

Court: Unknown

Verdict: Sentenced al-Safar to seven years’ imprisonment and a seven-year travel ban

Date of verdict: Sentenced al-Safar to seven years’ imprisonment and a seven-year travel ban

Updates on trial: Unknown

Previous arrests:

Human Rights Violations

Violations: No information

Violation details: No information

References

Reference 1: None

Reference 2: None

Reference 3: https://cpj.org/data/people/jassim-al-safar/

Reference 4: None

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