Project Description

Yasser al-Ayyaf

Name: Yasser al-Ayyaf

Yasser al-Ayyaf

Prisoner Status: In Prison

Primary Group: Human Rights Activist

Arrest Date: 31 July 2018

Personal information

Name: Yasser al-Ayyaf

Name in Arabic: ياسر العياف

Date of Birth: Unknown

Gender: Male

Marital status: Single

Profession: Human rights activist

Place of residence: Buraydah

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:31 July 2018

Manner of arrest: State security forces raided his home without producing an arrest warrant and took him away to an unknown location

Where held: Al-Tarafiya Prison, al-Qassim

Trial information

Alleged crimes: Unknown

Victim's charges: Communicating with foreign media to smear the country’s reputation; bringing banned books into Saudi Arabia

Court: --

Verdict: Unknown

Date of verdict: Unknown

Updates on trial: Unknown

Previous arrests: On 26 February 2013, the authorities arrested al-Ayyaf and a number of other activists who had taken part in these peaceful protests. He was then subjected to ill-treatment and torture, including beatings

Human Rights Violations

Violations: Arbitrary arrest/ detention , Torture and ill-treatment, placed in solitary confinement

Violation details: Placed in solitary confinement, torture including electrocution

References

Reference 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWvqVLNfbBw

Reference 2: https://mbsmetoo.org/?s=%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%B3%D8%B1+%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B9%D9%8A%D8%A7%D9%81

Reference 3: https://alqst.org/prisonersofconscience/yasser-al-ayyaf

Reference 4: None

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