Project Description

In prison since:
Status: Deceased

Saleh al-Shehi

Saleh al-Shehi

Personal information

Name: Saleh al-Shehi
Gender: Male
Marital Status:
Date of birth / Age:
Profession: Journalist
Place of residence: Rabha

Arrest and jail information

Date of Arrest:
Manner of arrest: Police raided his home and took him to an unknown location
Where held: Al-Ha’ir Prison, Riyadh

Trial information

Alleged crimes: Insulting the Royal Court and its staff
Victim's Charges: Insulting the Royal Court and its staff
Court: --
Verdict: 5-year prison sentence and 5-year travel ban
Date of verdict:
Updates on trial:

Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention , Enforced disappearance , Denied access to a lawyer
Violation details: Saleh al-Shehi died on 19 July 2020, just two months after his unexpected release from prison.


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