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Mohammed al Barrak

Name: Mohammed al Barrak

Mohammed al Barrak

Prisoner Status: In Prison

Primary Group: Academic

Arrest Date: 23 September 2017

Personal information

Name: Mohammed al Barrak

Name in Arabic: محمد البراك

Date of Birth: Unknown

Gender: Male

Marital status: Unknown

Profession: Academic , Cleric

Place of residence: Mecca

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:23 September 2017

Manner of arrest: On Saturday 23 September 2017, the Saudi state security forces arrested the victim

Where held: Unknown

Trial information

Alleged crimes:  His rejection of directives from the royal court to attack Qatar, as he and those arrested among the scholars during the arrest campaign received calls from the advisor in the royal court, “Saud Al-Qahtani,” close to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in addition to the director general of the “Al-Arabiya” channel, the Saudi media, Turki Al-Dakhil They asked them to attack Qatar immediately, so their response was rejection, and one of them said a text: "Tomorrow you reconcile and our face will prevail." His position on the Arab Spring revolutions, and his rejection of the military coup that took place in Egypt, as he was among the thinkers who issued a statement rejecting any military coup. His solidarity with Salman Al-Awda and the detained scholars in Saudi Arabia.The desire of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that there is no internal opposition to him.

Victim's charges: Unknown

Court: --

Verdict: Unknown

Date of verdict: Unknown

Updates on trial: Unknown

Previous arrests:

Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention , Denied access to a lawyer

Violation details: Unknown

References

Reference 1: https://mbsmetoo.org/%d8%af-%d9%85%d8%ad%d9%85%d8%af-%d8%a8%d9%86-%d8%b3%d9%84%d9%8a%d9%85%d8%a7%d9%86-%d8%a7%d9%84%d8%a8%d8%b1%d8%a7%d9%83-%d8%a8%d9%8a%d8%a7%d9%86-%d8%aa%d9%88%d8%ab%d9%8a%d9%82/

Reference 2: https://www.hrw.org/report/2019/11/04/high-cost-change/repression-under-saudi-crown-prince-tarnishes-reforms

Reference 3: https://alqst.org/en/prisonersofconscience/mohammed-al-barrak

Reference 4: None

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