Project Description

Marwan al-Muraisy

Name: Marwan al-Muraisy

Marwan al-Muraisy

Prisoner Status: In Prison

Primary Group: Journalist

Arrest Date: 1 June 2018

Personal information

Name: Marwan al-Muraisy

Name in Arabic: مروان المريسي

Date of Birth: 4 June 1905

Gender: Male

Marital status: Married

Profession: Journalist , Writer

Place of residence: Riyadh

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:1 June 2018

Manner of arrest: Arrested at his home by security forces, taken to an unknown location and held incommunicado

Where held: Al-Ha’ir Prison, Riyadh

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 , Enforced disappearance , Denied contact with family , Denied access to a lawyer

Violation details: From his arrest until May 2019, al-Muraisy’s family were denied any information about him, unable to see him, visit him, phone him, or know anything about his fate. In May 2019, he was finally able to contact his family nearly a year after his enforced disappearance. Due to the covid-19 breakout in Saudi Arabia in April 2020 Marwan was denied contact with his family again.

References

Reference 1: https://cpj.org/data/people/marwan-al-mureisi/

Reference 2: https://menarights.org/en/caseprofile/yemeni-journalist-marwan-al-muraisy-missing-june-2018-arrest-saudi-arabia

Reference 3: https://alqst.org/prisonersofconscience/marwan-al-muraisy

Reference 4: None

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