Project Description

In prison since : August 19, 2018

Saleh al-Talib

Islamic cleric and preacher of the Sacred Mosque in Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Doctor and Judge of the Criminal Court in Makkah.

The victim is counted on the official loyal religious stream, which is not opposed to the authorities and the Saudi royal family.

Believed reason for arrest:

  • Expressing his criticism in the same manner as the Saudi Council of Senior Scholars in wasting of public funds on entertainment projects as opposed to industrial and productive works that can benefit the country more.

Personal information

Marital status: Married

Date of birth:
January 23, 1974

Profession: Islamic cleric and preacher of the Sacred Mosque in Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Doctor and Judge of the Criminal Court in Makkah.

Place of residence: Mecca

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest: August 19, 2018

Manner of arrest:

On August 19, 2018, the arrest of the victim was confirmed, and according to what we documented, the victim was arrested at the airport on his return from an external leave accompanied by his family, as the airport authorities detained him before he was deported to an unknown destination.

Where held: unknown

Trial information

Charges: The investigation authorities did not charge him any charges and he was not presented to the prosecution.

Court:
None yet

Updates on trial :

Verdict: It has not been issued yet

Date of verdict: It has not been issued yet

Violations

Arbitrary arrest/ detention, Enforced disappearance


Violation details :

  1. Exposing the victim to enforced disappearance for several days; As his fate remained unknown until Eid al-Adha on August 21, 2018.
  2. Arresting the victim without judicial permission.
  3. Not to notify the victim of the charges against him upon arrest, which is in violation of Article (116) of the Saudi Penal Procedures System.
  4. Not to announce the place of detention of the victim and not allowing his lawyer to meet him.
  5. Not allowing a lawyer to appear during any investigation so far.
  6. The victim has not been brought before the prosecution office yet.

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