Khaled al-Odah

Khaled al-Odah

His detention came against the backdrop of a tweet in which he announced the arrest of his brother, Islamic cleric Salman al-Awda.

Personal information

Name: Khaled al-Odah

Name in Arabic: خالد العودة

Date of Birth: 1 January 1964

Gender: Male

Marital status: Married

Profession: Academic

Place of residence: Buraydah, Al Qassim

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:12 September 2017

Manner of arrest: Taken by a group of soldiers to an unknown location

Where held: Al-Tarafiya Prison, al-Qassim

Trial information

Alleged crimes: Unknown

Victim's charges: Sympathising with his brother Salman al-Odah; mixing private and public business

Court: Criminal Court

Verdict: Unknown

Date of verdict: Unknown

Updates on trial: Unknown

Previous arrests:

Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention , Denied access to healthcare, Denied access to healthcare, Placed in solitary confinement

Violation details: He was denied medical treatment and fell very ill in the prison and required to be transferred to the hospital and admitted in the Intensive Care Unit. During his imprisonment, Khalid developed a heart condition likely due to medical neglect. He was also placed in solitary confinement for prolonged period of time.


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