Khaled al-Omair

Khaled al-Omair

Khaled al-Omair

Personal information

Name: Khaled al-Omair

Name in Arabic: خالد بن سلیمان العمیر

Date of Birth: Unknown

Gender: Male

Marital status: Married

Profession: Human rights activist

Place of residence: Riyadh

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:01 July 2018

Manner of arrest: Arrested by State Security when he went to answer questions about a complaint he had filed with the Royal Court against an officer who tortured him during a previous 8-year prison term. After hours of interrogation, he was handcuffed and taken to prison without explanation

Where held: Al-Ha’ir Prison, Riyadh

Trial information

Alleged crimes: Unknown

Victim's charges: On 24 October 2019 Khalid Al Omair was told that there will be no further trials, hearing sessions nor he was given a list of charges

Court: --

Verdict: Unknown

Date of verdict: Unknown

Updates on trial: Unknown

Previous arrests: Khaled al-Omair was arrested by secret police on 1 January 2009 on a Riyadh street during a peaceful demonstration in support of Gaza. After an unfair trial he was sentenced in May 2011 by the Specialised Criminal Court to eight years in prison for rebellion against the country’s rulers and taking part in a demonstration. He was due for release on 5 October 2016 but continued to be held until 3 November 2016, after a 29-day hunger strike

Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention , Denied contact with family , Denied access to a lawyer , Torture and ill-treatment

Violation details: Denied all visits for six months; torture allegations not investigated ًHe on hunger strike from 22 December 2019, in protest against his detention without charge. On 11 February 2020, he announced the suspension of his hunger strike, after the Public Prosecutor’s Office informed him that his case had been handed over to it by State Security.


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