Project Description

Salman al-Odah

Name: Salman al-Odah

Salman al-Odah

Prisoner Status: Facing Death Penalty

Primary Group: Religious Figures

Arrest Date: 10 September 2017

Personal information

Name: Salman al-Odah

Name in Arabic: سلمان العودة

Date of Birth: 9 May 1905

Gender: Male

Marital status: Married

Profession: Cleric

Place of residence: Riyadh

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:10 September 2017

Manner of arrest: State Security officers took him from his home to Dhahban Central Prison, Jeddah

Where held: Al-Ha’ir Prison, Riyadh

Trial information

Alleged crimes: Unknown

Victim's charges: 37 counts including turning society against the country’s rulers; seeking to corrupt society; having links with individuals and organisations belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood; not praying enough for the country’s rulers; calling for change in the Saudi government; attempting to incite revolution

Court: Specialised Criminal Court (SCC)

Verdict: The public prosecution is calling for the death penalty and the trial has been postponed several times

Date of verdict: The public prosecution is calling for the death penalty and the trial has been postponed several times

Updates on trial: The public prosecution is calling for the death penalty and the trial has been postponed several times

Previous arrests:

Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention , Denied contact with family , Denied access to a lawyer , Observers denied access to court hearings, placed in solitary confinement

Violation details: Unknown

References

Reference 1: None

Reference 2: https://menarights.org/en/caseprofile/saudi-islamic-scholar-salman-al-odah-risk-execution

Reference 3: https://alqst.org/en/prisonersofconscience/salman-al-odah

Reference 4: https://alqst.org/en/post/crackdown-continues-waves-arrests-purpose-still-unclear

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