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In prison since : September 18, 2017

Muhammad Salih Al-Munajjid

An Islamic preacher, and a graduate of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management.

Sheikh Muhammad Salih Al-Munajjid was a supporter of the Saudi monarchy, and as for his accusation of covering up leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, it is known that Saudi Arabia is the one that hosted and supported the Muslim Brotherhood since the time of their crisis with former Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser, and as for the provision of legal fatwas For the Syrian factions, Al-Munajjid and other preachers were marching according to the plans of the Saudi regime during that period, and by reference to that period we find an official statement here to Prince Saud al-Faisal, the former foreign minister, where he was asked about jihad in Syria, and he answered from the minute 2 and 19 seconds, that who can To strive in his hand, let him strive, and he who can with his tongue should strive, and this is the least possible, and that the Saudi regime strives in all respects.

The alleged reason for arrest:

  1. According to some sources, his arrest was due to his sympathy and his influence on the arrest of Dr. Salman al-Awda, and his arrest was a shock to his students and followers, as he did not know about any activity opposing the ruling authorities, but it is mentioned that the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs prevented him from public speaking in 2016 in Jeddah, allegedly including his engagement Paragraphs urging extremism and striking the unity of the country.
  2. His arrest came in light of a systematic campaign targeting many Islamic scholars and clerics in Saudi Arabia.

Personal information

Marital status : Married

Date of birth : 1961


Profession :
An Islamic preacher, and a graduate of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Management.

Place of residence : Al-Khobar

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest : September 18, 2017

Manner of arrest :

  1. On September 18, 2017, it was confirmed that he was arrested by the Saudi authorities.
  2. The Saudi authorities have not responded to the reasons for his arrest or detention.
  3. His arrest was part of a campaign launched by the Saudi authorities since the beginning of September 2017, targeting several preachers and elders affiliated with the reformist movement in Saudi Arabia.

Where held:

Trial information

Charges: Covering the leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood in Saudi Arabia, communicating with the Syrian military factions and their legal advisory.

Court: The Specialized Criminal Court

Updates on trial:

The trial is conducted in secret

Verdict:

Date of verdict: On September 9, 2018, the Saudi Public Prosecution demanded that a severe punitive punishment be imposed

State Human Rights Violations

Arbitrary arrest/ detention, Enforced disappearance

Violation details:

Legal violations related to the first detention period:

  1. Violation of Article (116) of the Saudi Penal Procedures Law, which provides for informing the accused of the charges against him at the time of his arrest.
  2. Violation of Article (114) of the Saudi Penal Procedures Law, which stipulates that the detention period should not exceed a maximum of 180 days.
  3. Ill-treatment during the period of detention.
  4. Not being allowed to attend a lawyer.
  5. Significantly losing weight.
  6. Breathing crises; So that he only sleeps on medical devices.
  7. Isolated in solitary confinement.

Legal violations related to the current trial period:

  1. Confidentiality of sessions.
  2. Failure to investigate the causes of the ill health that the accused appeared before the court, including his presence in a wheelchair.

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