Musa Al-Hashim

Musa Al-Hashim

Born in 1990 the human rights activist was arrested with his wife on December 6th 2015 over participating in protests in 2011 in Qatif to improve the conditions of their marginalized city and the systematic discrimination faced by the Shiite minority in the kingdom. The investigation authorities demanded that he be executed based on his peaceful activities, as the activist was not charged with committing acts of violence, whether for him or his wife. The Saudi Attorney General Saud bin Abdullah Al-Mujib, who is calling for the execution of the activists, is the same Attorney General who was sent by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as part of the investigations of the killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Personal information

Name: Musa Al-Hashim

Name in Arabic: موسى الهاشم

Date of Birth: Unknown

Gender: Male

Marital status: Married

Profession: Unknown

Place of residence: Qatif

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:6 December 2015

Manner of arrest: On December 6, 2015, a Saudi force stormed his house and took him and his wife to the city of Al-Qatif

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

Trial information

Alleged crimes: He participated in demonstrations in the city of Qatif organized by the Shiite minority in Saudi Arabia in 2011, after they were affected by the wave of the Arab Spring revolutions, and their demands included improving the status of their marginalized city, and putting an end to the systematic discrimination faced by the Shiite minority in their country, the demands that caused the arrest of her, her husband, and others .

Victim's charges: Joining a terrorist entity aiming to cause chaos and unrest inside the kingdom, participating in marches and gatherings in the Qatif governorate, inciting young people to go out in those rallies and gatherings, participating in the funeral ceremonies for victims of security clashes with protesters.

Court: Specialised Criminal Court (SCC)

Verdict: Requests of the Public Prosecutor: sentenced to death by beheading

Date of verdict: Requests of the Public Prosecutor: sentenced to death by beheading

Updates on trial: Unknown

Previous arrests:

Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention, Enforced disappearance, Denied access to a lawyer , Denied contact with family ,

Violation details: He remained under enforced disappearance and then arbitrary detention for 32 months, when he was brought before the court for the first time on 6 August 2018.


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