Project Description

In prison since:
Status: In Prison

Mohamed al-Otaibi

Mohamed al-Otaibi

Personal information

Name: Mohamed al-Otaibi
Gender: Male
Marital Status:
Date of birth / Age:
Profession: Human rights activist
Place of residence: Unknown

Arrest and jail information

Date of Arrest:
Manner of arrest: Al-Otaibi was arrested in Hamad International Airport in Qatar while he was on his way to Norway, then deported to Saudi
Where held: Al-Mabaheth (General Investigations Directorate), Dammam

Trial information

Alleged crimes: “Forming an unlicensed organisation” (Al-Ittehad Human Rights Association), seeking to incite sedition and spread chaos, breaching public security and committing crimes punishable under article 6 of the Anti-Cybercrime law. On 14 October 2019, 4 new charges sheet were handed to Al-Otaibi included ” going to Qatar” and ” interfering in public affairs”. No international observers were seen
Victim's Charges: “Forming an unlicensed organisation” (Al-Ittehad Human Rights Association), seeking to incite sedition and spread chaos, breaching public security and committing crimes punishable under article 6 of the Anti-Cybercrime law. On 14 October 2019, 4 new charges sheet were handed to Al-Otaibi included ” going to Qatar” and ” interfering in public affairs”. No international observers were seen
Court: Specialised Criminal Court (SCC)
Verdict: Sentenced to 14 years in prison followed by 14 year travel ban
Date of verdict:
Updates on trial: He appeared in court on 25 July 2019, 11 December, 16 December, and 3 February 2020. The next hearing has been set for Sunday 15 March. He has been asked to respond to evidence presented by the prosecution.

Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention , Denied contact with family , Denied access to a lawyer
Violation details:

References

Reference 1: https://alqst.org/prisonersofconscience/mohamed-al-otaibi
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