Project Description

Name: Nouf Abdulaziz al-Jeraiwi

Nouf Abdulaziz al-Jeraiwi

Prisoner Status: In Prison

Primary Group: Journalist

Arrest Date: 6 June 2018

Personal information

Name: Nouf Abdulaziz al-Jeraiwi

Name in Arabic: نوف عبد العزيز الجريوي

Date of Birth: Unknown

Gender: Female

Marital status: Single

Profession: Human rights activist , Women’s rights activist

Place of residence: Riyadh

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:6 June 2018

Manner of arrest: In a raid on her home by security forces

Where held: Al-Ha’ir Prison, Riyadh

Trial information

Alleged crimes: Unknown

Victim's charges: Communicating with foreign entities; recruiting state employees to gather confidential information; providing financial support to hostile entities abroad

Court: Criminal Court

Verdict: Unknown

Date of verdict: Unknown

Updates on trial: Nouf Abdulaziz was summoned to attend a hearing of her trial in the Riyadh Criminal Court on 18/07/2019 and was convicted of charges based on confessions to posting 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. On 4 March 2020, Nouf attended a trial session but the public prosecution asked for the session to be postponed to collect more evidence. The judge agreed to further postpone the trial without giving any specific dates

Previous arrests:

Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention , Denied access to a lawyer , Torture and ill-treatment, Sexual Violence, Placed in solitary confinement

Violation details: Placed in solitary confinement, suffered brutal torture by beating and use of electric shocks. She was also sexually molested.


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