Mayaa al-Zahrani

Mayaa al-Zahrani

Personal information

Name: Mayaa al-Zahrani

Name in Arabic: مياء الزهراني

Date of Birth: Unknown

Gender: Female

Marital status: Unknown

Profession: Human rights activist , Women’s rights activist

Place of residence: Unknown

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:9 June 2018

Manner of arrest: Hours after publishing article on her friend Nouf Abdelaziz

Where held: Al-Ha’ir Prison, Riyadh

Trial information

Alleged crimes: Unknown

Victim's charges: Unknown

Court: Criminal Court

Verdict: Unknown

Date of verdict: Unknown

Updates on trial: She was called to attend hearing sessions on the following dates: 13/03/2019, 27/03/2019, 03/04/2019, 17/04/2019 On 30 January 2020, Mayaa appeared before the Criminal Court in Riyadh (along with Loujain al-Hathloul). The public prosecutor read the charges against her and she responded to all the charges. In Mayaa's next trial session on 12 February, the public prosecutor responded to her defence, repeating previous charges. The judge asked her to respond to the prosecutor in the next trial, scheduled for 11 March 2020 but the trial was postponed until 18 March 2020

Previous arrests:

Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention , Enforced disappearance , Denied contact with family , Denied access to a lawyer , Torture and ill-treatment, placed in solitary confinement , Sexual violence

Violation details: She was tortured and sexually molested and was placed in solitary confiement


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