It has been 2280 days since Dr. Yusuf Al-Ahmad was arrested on September 12, 2017, without any legal reasons. He had previously been arrested from his father’s house in Dammam in 2011, following his criticism of the arrests of some women participating in a sit-in in front of the Ministry of Interior.
Al-Ahmad experienced numerous violations in prison, including physical torture and solitary confinement. He was not allowed to appoint a lawyer, in addition to holding secret trial sessions, and his sentence was increased from 4 to 13 years, along with a travel ban.
The public prosecution also charged him with several accusations, including inciting public opinion through issuing suspicious fatwas, calling for chaos, and communicating with external entities.