Project Description

In prison since:
Status: In Prison

Nassima al-Sadah

Nassima al-Sadah

Personal information

Name: Nassima al-Sadah
Gender: Female
Marital Status:
Date of birth / Age: 13 August 1974
Profession: Human rights activist
Place of residence: Qatif

Arrest and jail information

Date of Arrest:
Manner of arrest:
Where held: Al-Mabaheth (General Investigations Directorate), Dammam

Trial information

Alleged crimes: Communicating with foreign entities hostile to the state
Victim's Charges: Communicating with foreign entities hostile to the state
Court: Criminal Court
Date of verdict:
Updates on trial: Nassima al-Sadah was summoned to attend a session of her trial in Riyadh Criminal Court on 18 July 2019. She was convicted of charges based on confessions to posting messages on social media including Twitter. Judge Ibrahim Ali al-Luhaidan asked her to sign a document requesting a temporary release until the next hearing, without setting a date for this. On 19 Feb 2020 women rights activists Naseema Alsada, Samar Badawi and Nouf Abdulaziz were called to for a secret trial session in the Criminal Court in which international observers denied from attending it. Due to International pressure the Saudi Authorities have moved the case women rights activists from the Speicilised Criminal Court ( which deals with terrorism cases ) to Criminal court.

Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention , Denied access to a lawyer
Violation details: Placed in solitary confinement for nearly a year


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