Maha Al-Rafidi

Maha Al-Rafidi

Released on the 2nd of Dec 2019 (within 30 days of arrest)

Personal information

Name: Maha Al-Rafidi

Name in Arabic: مها الرفيدي

Date of Birth: Unknown

Gender: Female

Marital status: Unknown

Profession: Journalist , Writer

Place of residence: Asir

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:28 September 2019

Manner of arrest: During the night-time, approximately thirty Saudi Arabian officials, including armed and hooded men and those in military uniform, raided the home of a family member of Maha’s where she was staying. They seized Maha and took her to her home nearby, where forces entered the building and took Maha’s devices, books and possessions.

Where held: Sha’ar Prison, Asir

Trial information

Alleged crimes: Unknown

Victim's charges: Unknown

Court: Unknown

Verdict: Unknown

Date of verdict: Unknown

Updates on trial: Unknown

Previous arrests:

Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention, Placed in Solitary confinement

Violation details: She was held for two months in solitary confinement.


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