Project Description

Name: Muhammad Essam Al Faraj

Muhammad Essam Al Faraj

Prisoner Status: Facing Death Penalty

Primary Group: Minors

Arrest Date: 29 June 2017

Personal information

Name: Muhammad Essam Al Faraj

Name in Arabic: محمد عصام الفرج

Date of Birth: Unknown

Gender: Male

Marital status: Unknown

Profession: Unknown

Place of residence: Al-Qatif

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:29 June 2017

Manner of arrest: Unknown

Where held: Unknown

Trial information

Alleged crimes: Unknown

Victim's charges: The ‘crimes’ on his charge sheet are all non-violent. They include attending a funeral when he was just nine years old and participating in protests. The authorities can criminalise attendance of any gathering – including funerals and protests – if according to them the gathering ‘threatens social cohesion’.

Court: Unknown

Verdict: arrested and charged on the basis of attending the funerals of those killed by Saudi security forces

Date of verdict: arrested and charged on the basis of attending the funerals of those killed by Saudi security forces

Updates on trial: Unknown

Previous arrests:

Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention , Denied access to a lawyer , Torture and ill-treatment, Held in solitary confinement

Violation details: Unknown

References

Reference 1: https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200303-saudi-arabia-seeks-execution-of-5-men-arrested-as-children/

Reference 2: https://www.esohr.org/en/?p=3014

Reference 3: https://reprieve.org.uk/update/saudi-arabia-put-to-the-test/

Reference 4: None

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