Project Description

Mohammed Dlaim Al-Qahtani

Name: Mohammed Dlaim Al-Qahtani

Mohammed Dlaim Al-Qahtani

Prisoner Status: In Prison

Primary Group: Human Rights Activist

Arrest Date: 12 September 2017

Personal information

Name: Mohammed Dlaim Al-Qahtani

Name in Arabic: محمد دليم القحطاني

Date of Birth: 1 January 1952

Gender: Male

Marital status: Married

Profession: Social activist

Place of residence: Aseer

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:12 September 2017

Manner of arrest: Unknown

Where held: Al-Ha’ir Prison, Riyadh

Trial information

Alleged crimes: He rejected the directives of the royal court, and the wish of the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, that there was no internal opposition to his measures.

Victim's charges: Initiating an opposition organisation with other opposition leaders outside of Saudi Arabia aimed at underminding the current government. Named "The Union of Opposition Forces in the Arabian Peninsula"

Court: Specialised Criminal Court (SCC)

Verdict: Initially sentenced to 5 years imprisonment with a suspended sentence after the lapse of half the period, but this was revised to 14 years in February 2020. Ten years travel ban. Preventing media appearances and communication for a period of 10 years and closing all accounts. Financial penalty

Date of verdict: Initially sentenced to 5 years imprisonment with a suspended sentence after the lapse of half the period, but this was revised to 14 years in February 2020. Ten years travel ban. Preventing media appearances and communication for a period of 10 years and closing all accounts. Financial penalty

Updates on trial: Unknown

Previous arrests: Mohammed Dlaim Al-Qahtani was arrested several times in the past for his political opinion

Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention , Denied access to healthcare

Violation details: Unknown

References

Reference 1: None

Reference 2: https://mbsmetoo.org/?s=%D9%85%D8%AD%D9%85%D8%AF+%D8%AF%D9%84%D9%8A%D9%85+%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%82%D8%AD%D8%B7%D8%A7%D9%86%D9%8A

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

Reference 4: None

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