Project Description

Zakaria Al-Safwan

Name: Zakaria Al-Safwan

Zakaria Al-Safwan

Prisoner Status: In Prison

Primary Group: Human Rights Activist

Arrest Date: 01 January 2011

Personal information

Name: Zakaria Al-Safwan

Name in Arabic: زكريا آل صفوان

Date of Birth: Unknown

Gender: Male

Marital status: --

Profession: --

Place of residence: Al-Qatif

Arrest and jail information

Date of arrest:01 January 2011

Manner of arrest: Unknown

Where held: Dammam Al-Mabaheth (General Investigations Directorate)

Trial information

Alleged crimes: Advocacy for freedom of speech

Victim's charges: Writing an article supporting the right to protest. Sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2011. The Appeals Court approved the judgement on Novemebr 18, 2013. He was accused of of entering banned websites, talking to the foreign media as an oppositon to the authorities, and writing articles against the government. He was arrested after writing an article entitled 'In support of the right for peaceful protest'

Court: --

Verdict: Sentenced to 10 years in prison

Date of verdict: Sentenced to 10 years in prison

Updates on trial: Unknown

Previous arrests:

Human Rights Violations

Violations: No information

Violation details: Unknown

References

Reference 1: https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/46314/imprisonment-of-zakaria-al-safwan-in-saudi-arabia

Reference 2: https://www.hrw.org/report/2019/11/04/high-cost-change/repression-under-saudi-crown-prince-tarnishes-reforms

Reference 3: https://alqst.org/prisonersofconscience/zakaria-al-safwan

Reference 4: None

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