Saudi authorities arrested the young man, Majed Al-Ghamdi, in April 2020 due to tweets on his Twitter account.
The Saudi judiciary charged him with the crime of inciting public opinion, basing this on his tweets. He was sentenced to two years in prison by the Specialized Criminal Court. Despite the completion of Al-Ghamdi’s sentence term, the Saudi authorities still refuse to release him.
SANAD Organisation for Human Rights calls on the Saudi authorities to release Majed Al-Ghamdi and to adhere to Saudi law, which states in Article 213 of the Saudi Criminal Procedure Code the necessity to immediately release the accused if he has served the sentence duration during his detention.