Walid Fitaihi

Walid Fitaihi

Walid Fitaihi

A Saudi-American medical doctor and former host of a popular wellness TV show

Personal information

Name: Walid Fitaihi

Name in Arabic: وليد فتيحي

Date of Birth: 24 September 1964

Gender: Male

Marital status: Married

Profession: Medical professional, CEO of the International Medical Center

Place of residence: Jeddah

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:5 November 2017

Manner of arrest: Arrested with excessive force from the hospital where he worked

Where held: Al-Ha’ir Prison, Riyadh

Trial information

Alleged crimes: Unknown

Victim's charges: Unknown

Court: --

Verdict: Unknown

Date of verdict: Unknown

Updates on trial: On 3 February 2020 the court held the first session on a new trial for Waleed Fitaihi

Previous arrests:

Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention , Enforced disappearance , Denied contact with family , Denied access to a lawyer , Torture and ill-treatment

Violation details: Arbitrary arrest and detention without charge for 20 months; He was placed in a chair and electrocuted , whipped , denied family visits and phone calls for long periods he was blindfolded and handcuffed inside the prison


Reference 1: https://www.hrw.org/report/2019/11/04/high-cost-change/repression-under-saudi-crown-prince-tarnishes-reforms

Reference 2: https://menarights.org/en/caseprofile/saudi-american-doctor-and-tv-personality-arbitrarily-detained-arrest-november-2017

Reference 3: https://alqst.org/prisonersofconscience/walid-fitaihi

Reference 4: None


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