- Provoking sedition because of his sermon, in which he called for a boycott of Danish goods in response to the cartoons of the Messenger, may God bless him and grant him peace.
- Money laundering by collecting donations for the afflicted Muslim countries (the victim collected donations for Niger at the time of the famine, and for Indonesia after the earthquake and tsunami floods).
- The defences of the victim and the judge replied: The victim indicated to the judge that he relied in his charitable activities on fatwas and consultations of senior scholars (such as Sheikh Ibn Jabreen, may God have mercy on him, and Sheikh Al-Barrak, may God protect him), but the judge decreased the two sheikhs and did not consider them.
Court: The Specialized Criminal Court
Updates on trial :
The victim had only one trial session
The last case of the victim: his sentence has ended, but he remains in arbitrary detention; Where he was not released.
Verdict: The total sentence is fifteen years imprisonment, where the judge ruled, starting with five years imprisonment, and when the victim objected to the ruling and the judge discussed, the judge increased the sentence to fifteen years.
Date of the verdict:
State Human Rights Violations
Arbitrary arrest/ detention, Enforced disappearance
Violation details :
Legal violations related to the trial period:
- The penalty is increased in an illegal mood, as a result of the victim’s discussion of the judge.
- The number of trial times is limited to one session, which indicates that the intention is not to hear the victim’s defences and that a judgment was passed on him before the session.
- Not allowing a lawyer to attend the session, and preventing the victim from hiring a lawyer, despite his ignorance of the regulations and pleadings, and the appearance of this to the judge.
- The victim or his relatives have not been informed of the date or place of his trial.
- The victim was not allowed to object to the ruling, as he was returned to Dammam prison until the legal period for the objection ended and then he was returned after a period of time to Al-Hayer prison in Riyadh.
Legal violations related to the period of detention:
The first stage:
- His wife was detained for three days under house arrest, with no access to her family or lawyer, and with news of the victim’s arrest, the wife’s family searched for her and pressed for her release, which was done.
- He was subjected to enforced disappearance for six continuous months.
- He was subjected to torture during the period of his enforced disappearance.
- At the end of 2006, the victim was allowed to communicate with his family and visit him, so that his place of detention in Al-Hayr Prison in Riyadh is known, where he is held in a narrow solitary cell.
The second stage:
- After a year in Al-Hayr prison, the victim was transferred to the mabahith prison in Dammam on March 9, 2007, corresponding to 19 Safar 1428 AH, to be arrested there without trial for a period of 3 years.
- During the first year in the mabahith prison in Dammam, the victim was subjected to various types of torture, including:
- Insulting him by beating him on the face continuously.
- Tied his hands and feet and hung them.
- His skin on his back when he claimed his rights.
- Deprivation of prayer on time, and I deliberately missed it.
- To be subjected to intensive investigation sessions and for long times.
- Depriving the victim of sleep for long hours.
- Muzzling the victim’s eyes and hands, and making him stand on his legs like this for long hours.
- The investigator intentionally hit the victim’s head against the wall during the investigation.
- Denying the victim to go to the medical clinic to treat his wounds or to discover any disease he complains of.
The third stage:
- Two months before his trial began, he was transferred again to Al-Hayer Prison in the city of Riyadh, and during that period he was denied access to his family, permission to visit, or a lawyer.
- The victim was intentionally left without additional clothes; Forcing him to stay in his clothes that he was transported for two months.