Project Description

Name: Musa Al-Hashim

Musa Al-Hashim

Prisoner Status: Facing Death Penalty

Primary Group: Human Rights Activist

Arrest Date: 6 December 2015

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.

References

Reference 1: http://www.mirataljazeera.org/5557/%D9%85%D8%B5%D9%8A%D8%B1-%D9%85%D8%AC%D9%87%D9%88%D9%84-%D8%A8%D8%B9%D8%AF-%D8%A7%D9%82%D8%AA%D8%AD%D8%A7%D9%85-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B3%D9%84%D8%B7%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B3%D8%B9%D9%88%D8%AF%D9%8A/

Reference 2: https://mbsmetoo.org/%D9%85%D9%88%D8%B3%D9%89-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%87%D8%A7%D8%B4%D9%85-%D8%A8%D9%8A%D8%A7%D9%86-%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%AB%D9%8A%D9%82/

Reference 3: https://www.hrw.org/report/2019/11/04/high-cost-change/repression-under-saudi-crown-prince-tarnishes-reforms

Reference 4: None

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