Mohammed al-Sadiq

Mohammed al-Sadiq

Mohammed al-Sadiq

One of several journalists detained in April 2019, Mohammed al-Sadiq wrote about politics, economics, and sectarianism. No charges against him have been disclosed. Al-Sadiq was arrested April 4, 2019, according to The Associated Press and the London-based human rights organization Al-Qst. Al-Sadiq wrote for Qatari-funded, UK-based outlet Al-Arabi al-Jadeed about a range of topics, including sectarianism, regional politics, and economic and class issues in Saudi Arabia. He wrote extensively about Shi’a identity and political Islam in the Arab world and also analyzed different views of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s “Vision 2030” reform plan for Saudi Arabia. Saudi authorities have censored Qatari media outlets and demanded their closure since the countries’ diplomatic relations began to deteriorate in 2017. Al-Sadiq had also been active with the movement to end the ban on women driving, according to The New York Times and Reuters. His arrest was part of a wave of detentions in Saudi Arabia in spring 2019 targeting journalists and bloggers.

Personal information

Name: Mohammed al-Sadiq

Name in Arabic: محمد الصادق

Date of Birth: Unknown

Gender: Male

Marital status: --

Profession: Private sector , Writer

Place of residence: Riyadh

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:4 April 2019

Manner of arrest: Arrested from his home in Riyadh

Where held: Al-Ha’ir Prison, Riyadh

Trial information

Alleged crimes: Unknown

Victim's charges: Unknown

Court: --

Verdict: Unknown

Date of verdict: Unknown

Updates on trial: Unknown

Previous arrests:

Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention

Violation details: Unknown


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