Project Description

In prison since : 09/03/2013

Mohammed Fahad al-Qahtani

Academic, ACPRA member, Human rights activist

Co-founder of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA)

Personal information

Marital status: Married

Date of birth: 1965

Profession: Academic, ACPRA member, Human rights activist
Co-founder of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA)

Place of residence: Riyadh

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest : 09/03/2013
Manner of arrest :
Arrested after trial at the Specialised Criminal Court in Riyadh
Where held : Al-Ha’ir Prison, Riyadh

Trial information

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)

Updates on trial:

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

Date of the verdict: 09/03/2013

Violations

Arbitrary arrest/ detention, Torture and ill-treatment

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