Project Description

In prison since : 11/09/2017

Mohammed al-Khudairi

Academic

Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Institutes Consulting Center, and an assistant professor in the Department of Islamic Studies at King Saud University, Riyadh.

Personal information

Marital status: Married

Date of birth: 1966

Profession: Academic

Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Institutes Consulting Center, and an assistant professor in the Department of Islamic Studies at King Saud University, Riyadh.

Place of residence: Jeddah

Arrest and jail information

Date of Arrest: 11/09/2017

Manner of arrest :

  1. On Monday, September 11, 2017, a Saudi force arrested him and took him to an unknown destination, without disclosing the reasons for his arrest.
  2. The Saudi authorities have not replied about the reasons for his arrest or detention.

Where held: Al-Ha’ir Prison, Riyadh

Trial information

Reason for arrest:

  1. Refusal of royal orders to distort the State of Qatar.
  2. Demanding the release of detainees in Saudi prisons.

Charges: Disobeying the ruler; delivering a Friday sermon in Qatar; building mosques.

The Public Prosecution charged him with disobeying the guardian (Leader), delivering a Friday sermon in the State of Qatar, building mosques in several countries to counter the non-Islamist expansion, and demanded that he be sentenced to imprisonment and travel bans.

Date of the first official accusation: September 6, 2018

Court: The Specialized Criminal Court (Terrorism Court) in Riyadh.

Updates on trial: ongoing

Verdict: Not issued

Date of verdict: Not issued

Violations  

Arbitrary arrest/ detention, Denied contact with family, Denied access to a lawyer, Torture and ill-treatment

Violation details:

  1. Held for almost a year before being charged; placed in solitary confinement.
  2. Intimidation of the victim without humanitarian or legal basis.
  3. Violating Article (116) of the Saudi Penal Procedures Law, which provides for informing the accused of the charges against him at the time of his arrest.
  4. Not allowing the defendant to appoint a lawyer, which contravenes the text of Article (4) of the Law of Criminal Procedure, which states that: Every accused person may seek the assistance of an attorney or a lawyer to defend him in the investigation and trial stages.
  5. He was subjected to enforced disappearance and his family was unable to communicate with him or know his place of detention, as he was placed inside the secret detention headquarters since his arrest until February 10, 2018 (at least).
  6. Presenting his case to an (illegal) terrorism court, which is held in secret.

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