Saad al-Otaibi

Saad al-Otaibi

Assistant Professor in the Department of Sharia Politics at the Higher Judicial Institute / Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University. Arrested because of concerns over his criticism of the new policies approved by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, which include serious steps in rapprochement with Israel.

Personal information

Name: Saad al-Otaibi

Name in Arabic: سعد بن مطر العتيبي

Date of Birth: Unknown

Gender: Male

Marital status: Unknown

Profession: Cleric

Place of residence: Unknown

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:25 September 2017

Manner of arrest: Unknown

Where held: Unknown

Trial information

Alleged crimes: Unknown

Victim's charges: There were reports that the Saudi authorities asked him to support new internal and foreign policies, including rapprochement with Israel, as a condition for ending his detention

Court: Unknown

Verdict: Unknown

Date of verdict: Unknown

Updates on trial: Unknown

Previous arrests:

Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention , Denied contact with family

Violation details: Unknown


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