Project Description

Saleh al-Shehi

Name: Saleh al-Shehi

Saleh al-Shehi

Prisoner Status: Deceased

Primary Group: Journalist

Arrest Date: 3 January 2018

Personal information

Name: Saleh al-Shehi

Name in Arabic: صالح الشيحي

Date of Birth: Unknown

Gender: Male

Marital status: --

Profession: Journalist

Place of residence: Rabha

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:3 January 2018

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: Unknown

Victim's charges: Insulting the Royal Court and its staff

Court: --

Verdict: 5-year prison sentence and 5-year travel ban

Date of verdict: 5-year prison sentence and 5-year travel ban

Updates on trial: Unknown

Previous arrests:

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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