Khaled Mohammed Al-Rashid
Khaled Al-Rashed was born on the 18 March 1962 and is a teacher at the Ben Fahd Al-Mufleh Sabiya school in Thuqba, in Al-Dammam province. He is known to be part of the movement called the "reformers". He appealed this decision at the Hay'at Al-Tamyz court, which was acting as a court of appeal in this case. The Hay'at court confirmed the initial decision on the 6April 2009 without ever giving Al-Rashed the opportunity to defend the charges against him or to be assisted by a lawyer. Faced with the protests by the defendant that his right to defend himself should be respected, the judge tripled the length of his sentence and condemned him to 15 years' imprisonment.