Mohammed Fahad al-Qahtani

Mohammed Fahad al-Qahtani

Mohammed Fahad al-Qahtani

Mohammad Al-Qahtani is a prominent human rights defender and a founding member of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA), a leading human rights organisation in Saudi Arabia.

Personal information

Name: Mohammed Fahad al-Qahtani

Name in Arabic: محمد فهد القحطاني

Date of Birth: 1.01.1965

Gender: Male

Marital status: Married

Profession: Academic , ACPRA member , Human rights activist

Place of residence: Riyadh

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:09 March 2013

Manner of arrest: Arrested after trial at the Specialised Criminal Court in Riyadh

Where held: Al-Ha’ir Prison, Riyadh

Trial information

Alleged crimes: Unknown

Victim's charges: Co-founding an unlicensed civil association; criticising state policy and the way the country’s economy was being run; turning public opinion against officials; describing Saudi Arabia as a police state

Court: Specialised Criminal Court (SCC)

Verdict: 10-year prison term and 10-year travel ban

Date of verdict: 10-year prison term and 10-year travel ban

Updates on trial: Unknown

Previous arrests:

Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention

Violation details: Unknown


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