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Khaled Mohammed Al-Rashid

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.

Personal information

Name: Khaled Mohammed Al-Rashid

Name in Arabic: خالد محمد الراشد

Date of Birth: Unknown

Gender: Male

Marital status: --

Profession: Unknown

Place of residence: Unknown

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:19 March 2006

Manner of arrest: He was arrested on 19 March 2006 in Mecca, where he was completing the Omra (religious pilgrimage) with his wife.

Where held: Unknown

Trial information

Alleged crimes: His family believe the arrest is in response to his public comments about government policy.

Victim's charges: Unknown

Court: Unknown

Verdict: Sentenced to 15 years in prison

Date of verdict: Sentenced to 15 years in prison

Updates on trial: Unknown

Previous arrests:

Human Rights Violations

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

Violation details: Torture, Human Rights act violations

References

Reference 1: https://www.alkarama.org/en/articles/saudi-arabia-khaled-al-rashed-sentenced-15-years-prison-after-expedited-trial

Reference 2: https://www.alkarama.org/en/articles/saudi-arabia-prisoner-conscience-khalid-al-rashid-will-complete-two-months-his-unfair

Reference 3: https://www.hrw.org/report/2019/11/04/high-cost-change/repression-under-saudi-crown-prince-tarnishes-reforms

Reference 4: None

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