Project Description

Munir al-Adam

Name: Munir al-Adam

Munir al-Adam

Prisoner Status: Deceased

Primary Group: Minors

Arrest Date: 8 April 2012

Personal information

Name: Munir al-Adam

Name in Arabic: منير الادم

Date of Birth: Unknown

Gender: Male

Marital status: Unknown

Profession: Unknown

Place of residence: Al-Qatif

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:8 April 2012

Manner of arrest: On 8 April 2012, security forces detained him at a checkpoint. He was accused of attending a pro-democracy protest and taken to the al-Qatif police station. At the police station, authorities subjected Munir to falaqa, or beating on the soles of the feet, and injured him so badly he could not walk for days.

Where held: dammam Al-Mabaheth (General Investigations Directorate)

Trial information

Alleged crimes: He was accused of attending a pro-democracy protest and taken to the al-Qatif police station

Victim's charges: The prosecutor charged him with participating in and organizing demonstration and a variety of alleged terrorist acts. In June 2016, Munir was convicted and sentenced to death.

Court: Unknown

Verdict: Munir was convicted and sentenced to death.

Date of verdict: Munir was convicted and sentenced to death.

Updates on trial: Unknown

Previous arrests:

Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention, Torture and ill-treatment, Held in Solitary confinement, Denied access to healthcare, Denied access to a lawyer, Denied contact with family,

Violation details: At the police station, authorities subjected Munir to falaqa, or beating on the soles of the feet, and injured him so badly he could not walk for days. Two weeks later, Munir was transferred to the General Directorate of Investigation (GDI) in al-Dammam. GDI officers forced Munir into solitary confinement. They kicked Munir all over his body, smashed his fingers and toes, which led to the loss of a fingernail and a toenail, and beat Munir in the ear so hard he experienced sharp pain and continuously heard a high-pitched whistling sound. Four and a half months after this injury, the GDI took Munir to a hospital, yet denied him the opportunity to have an operation that would have saved his hearing. Munir became permanently deaf in one ear because of the abuse he endured at the hands of the GDI.

References

Reference 1: None

Reference 2: None

Reference 3: https://www.adhrb.org/2019/04/profiles-persecution-munir-al-adam/

Reference 4: None

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