Project Description

Name: Muhammad Salih Al-Munajjid

Muhammad Salih Al-Munajjid

Prisoner Status: In Prison

Primary Group: Religious Figures

Arrest Date: 18 September 2017

Personal information

Name: Muhammad Salih Al-Munajjid

Name in Arabic: محمد صالح المنجد

Date of Birth: 1 January 1961

Gender: Male

Marital status: Married

Profession: Cleric , Journalist

Place of residence: Riyadh

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:18 September 2017

Manner of arrest: On September 18, 2017, news of his arrest was confirmed by the Saudi authorities.

Where held: Unknown

Trial information

Alleged crimes: According to some sources, his arrest came because of his sympathy and influence with the arrest of Dr. Salman Al-Awda, and his arrest represented a shock to his students and observers, as he was not known about any activity opposing the ruling authorities, but it is mentioned that the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs prevented him from speaking in 2016 in Jeddah, allegedly including his sermon with paragraphs that incite extremism and strike the country's unity.

Victim's charges: Harboring leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood in Saudi Arabia, communicating with Syrian military factions, and issuing legal fatwas for them.

Court: Specialised Criminal Court (SCC)

Verdict: Unknown

Date of verdict: Unknown

Updates on trial: Unknown

Previous arrests:

Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention , Denied access to a lawyer, Denied access to healthcare, Placed in solitary confinement

Violation details: Arbitrary arrest/ detention , Denied access to a lawyer , Ill-treatment during the detention period. Significant weight loss. Breathing problems; So that he only sleeps on medical devices, Isolated in solitary confinement.
Failure to investigate the causes of poor health that the accused appeared before the court in a wheelchair.


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