Mohammad Al-Habib

Mohammad Al-Habib

Mohammad Al-Habib

Shiite cleric who was arrested for calling for equality and an end to the discrimination towards the Shiite community in the kingdom.

Personal information

Name: Mohammad Al-Habib

Name in Arabic: محمد الحبيب

Date of Birth: Unknown

Gender: Male

Marital status: --

Profession: --

Place of residence: Safwa

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:8 July 2016

Manner of arrest: He was arrested while he was attempting to cross the boarders from Saudi Arabia to Kuwait

Where held: Dammam Al-Mabaheth (General Investigations Directorate)

Trial information

Alleged crimes: Advocacy work for the Shia minority

Victim's charges: Inciting sectarianism and sedition

Court: --

Verdict: Sentenced to 7 years in prison

Date of verdict: Sentenced to 7 years in prison

Updates on trial: Unknown

Previous arrests:

Human Rights Violations

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

Violation details: Confession due to pro-longed torture


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