Musa al-Qarni

Musa al-Qarni

Musa al-Qarni

Personal information

Name: Musa al-Qarni

Name in Arabic: موسى القرني

Date of Birth: 7 May 1955

Gender: Male

Marital status: Married

Profession: Academic , Lawyer

Place of residence: Medina

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:01 February 2007

Manner of arrest: On his way home from a funeral he was surrounded by security officers and arrested with excessive use of force

Where held: Dhahban Central Prison, Jeddah

Trial information

Alleged crimes: Unknown

Victim's charges: Disobeying the ruler; planning to start a political party; communicating with foreign entities

Court: Specialised Criminal Court (SCC)

Verdict: 20-year prison term and 20-year travel ban

Date of verdict: 20-year prison term and 20-year travel ban

Updates on trial: Unknown

Previous arrests:

Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention , Denied contact with family , Torture and ill-treatment, Observers denied access to court hearings

Violation details: Torture and arbitrary arrest; , humiliation and use of excessive force during arrest; denied visits; non-independent judiciary


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