Islamic preacher, imam and preacher of a mosque in the Asir region
Reason for arrest:
His controversial views, where an audio clip of him was spread, attacking the Saudi artist Nasser Al-Qasabi and MBC, given their production programs that mock the religion and its followers according to his opinion.
In May 2017, the court sentenced (Saeed Al-Qahtani) to 45 days in prison for his verbal attack of the artist Nasser Al-Qasabi. The facts of the case returned to 2015 when the Saudi artist filed a lawsuit against Saeed Al-Qahtani after the emergence of an audio clip in which the latter insulted and atoned him during a sermon in one of the Mosques in the month of Ramadan, before retracting atonement through his account on the social networking site Twitter.
It is reported that the Aseer Court of Appeal rejected the ruling and stated that the ruling against (Saeed Al-Qahtani) was out of place for the defendant’s goodness, integrity, and calling to Islam; And that the sanction imposed on the defendant is misplaced; The fact that the plaintiff is an authentic person who is famous for mocking the religion and its affiliates, such as judges and other authority figures.
Marital status: Married Date of birth: Unknown Profession: Islamic preacher, imam and preacher of a mosque in the Asir region Place of residence: unknown
Arrest and jail information
Date of arrest : September 29, 2017
Manner of arrest :
On September 29, 2017, a Saudi force stormed his house and arrested him.
The Saudi authorities have not replied about the reasons for his arrest or detention.
Where held : Unkown
Charges : unknown
Court : unknown
Updates on trial :
Although the maximum sentence of imprisonment against the accused was 45 days, he has been in detention since his arrest until now.
Breaking into the victim’s house and intimidating him and his family, which contravenes the text of Article (40) of the Law of Criminal Procedures, which states that: People, their homes, offices and boats are a sanctuary that must be maintained, and the sanctity of the person protects his body, clothes, money, and any luggage.
Use excessive force in detaining victims.
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