Saud al-Hashimi

Saud al-Hashimi

Saud al-Hashimi

Saud Mukhtar Al-Hashmi is one of the Jeddah Reformists that refused to agree to a Royal Pardon in 2012

Personal information

Name: Saud al-Hashimi

Name in Arabic: سعود الهاشمي

Date of Birth: 15 May 1905

Gender: Male

Marital status: Married

Profession: Academic

Place of residence: Jeddah

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:2 February 2007

Manner of arrest: In a raid on lawyer Issam Basrawi’s guest-house by the security forces, who arrested those present with excessive force and took them to prison

Where held: Jeddah - Dhahban Central Prison

Trial information

Alleged crimes: Unknown

Victim's charges: Planning to start a political party; communicating with foreign entities; disobeying the ruler

Court: Specialised Criminal Court (SCC)

Verdict: 30-year prison term, 30-year travel ban and a fine of two million Saudi riyals

Date of verdict: 30-year prison term, 30-year travel ban and a fine of two million Saudi riyals

Updates on trial: Unknown

Previous arrests:

Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention , Denied contact with family , Denied access to a lawyer , Torture and ill-treatment , Observers denied access to court hearings

Violation details: Unknown


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