Saeed bin Misfer Al-Qahtani

Saeed bin Misfer Al-Qahtani

The Saudi authorities have arrested Sheikh Saeed bin Misfer Al-Qahtani , the prominent academic and Islamic preacher in the " Awakening " movement, despite his known loyalty to the Saudi regime and held him without charge for 2 months. He was a professor in religious studies, before he retired from it and assign a member to the faculty of the Great Mosque of Mecca.Bin Misfer began preaching in mosques and public events inciting against liberal and modernist currents that "seek to destroy Saudi society," according to him, and he joined the " Muslim Brotherhood " and then "Tabligh" groups before he resigned from them and retired from political life early. He was also famous for his strict fatwas rejecting the leadership Woman, car and mingling in mixed environments with men. He also supported the Yemen invasion, a known acquaintance of Salman Al-Odah and praised Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on more than one occasion.

Personal information

Name: Saeed bin Misfer Al-Qahtani

Name in Arabic: سعيد بن مسفر القحطاني

Date of Birth: Unknown

Gender: Male

Marital status: Unknown

Profession: Unknown

Place of residence: Unknown

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:8 November 2017

Manner of arrest: Unknown

Where held: Unknown

Trial information

Alleged crimes: Unknown

Victim's charges: Never Charged

Court: Unknown

Verdict: Unknown

Date of verdict: Unknown

Updates on trial: Unknown

Previous arrests:

Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention

Violation details: Unknown


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