Project Description

Musa al-Qarni

Name: Musa al-Qarni

Musa al-Qarni

Prisoner Status: In Prison

Primary Group: Human Rights Activist

Arrest Date: 01 February 2007

Personal information

Name: Musa al-Qarni

Name in Arabic: موسى القرني

Date of Birth: 7 May 1905

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

References

Reference 1: https://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D9%85%D9%88%D8%B3%D9%89_%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%82%D8%B1%D9%86%D9%8A#%D9%82%D8%B6%D9%8A%D8%A9_%D8%AE%D9%84%D9%8A%D8%A9_%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%B3%D8%AA%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%AD%D8%A9

Reference 2: https://www.hrw.org/report/2019/11/04/high-cost-change/repression-under-saudi-crown-prince-tarnishes-reforms

Reference 3: https://alqst.org/en/prisonersofconscience/musa-al-qarni

Reference 4: None

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