Project Description

Name: Nassima al-Sadah

Nassima al-Sadah

Prisoner Status: In Prison

Primary Group: Women's Rights Activists

Arrest Date: 30 July 2018

Personal information

Name: Nassima al-Sadah

Name in Arabic: نسيمة السادة

Date of Birth: 13 August 1974

Gender: Female

Marital status: Married

Profession: Human rights activist

Place of residence: Qatif

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:30 July 2018

Manner of arrest: Unknown

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

Trial information

Alleged crimes: Unknown

Victim's charges: Communicating with foreign entities hostile to the state

Court: Criminal Court

Verdict: Unknown

Date of verdict: Unknown

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.

Previous arrests:

Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention , Denied access to a lawyer, Placed in solitary confinement

Violation details: Placed in solitary confinement for nearly a year


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