SANAD Organisation for Human Rights has obtained official documents indicating that the Saudi judiciary has issued a sentence against the Saudi businessman Hisham Filali, sentencing him to 5 years in prison along with a financial fine of half a million riyals, as well as a travel ban. Human rights sources had previously revealed that the sentence of his brother Osama Filali had been increased from 3 years to 5 years, and SANAD organisation adds, based on the documents it obtained, that a financial fine of half a million riyals was also imposed on Osama, in addition to banning him from travel.
The Saudi authorities had arrested Hisham Filali from Jeddah on June 2, 2018, and his brother Osama Filali on the 22nd of the same month.
Based on the documents obtained by SANAD organisation, their arrest was due to charges related to the employment of a number of Palestinian workers in their private company.
Despite the completion of the sentences of Hisham and his brother Osama Filali, the Saudi authorities have not yet released them.
SANAD Organisation for Human Rights calls on the Saudi authorities for the immediate release of the businessman Hisham Filali and his brother Osama without conditions, and to compensate them for the material and moral damages they have suffered.