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Murtaja Qureiris

Human Rights Activist

detainee

Date of Birth
2000
City Of Birth
Qatif
Gender
Male
Nationality
Saudi
Education

About The Detainee

Arrest And Human Rights Violations

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Date Of Arrest:
2014-09-01
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City Of Internment:
Qatif
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Reason
Because of his participation in a cycling march as part of protests calling for human rights
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Method
He was arrested at the border while accompanying his family towards Bahrain
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Practices And Violations
He was held in an adult prison when he was a minor. He denied all charges against him, asserting that he was forced to sign confessions under torture.
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The Human Dimension In His Detention
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Prison
Dammam Prison
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Trial and legal proceedings
The Saudi Public Prosecution requested that Murtaja Qureiris be sentenced to death, on the background of political charges against him, including committing acts of violence and riots against government facilities. The sentence was reduced as a result of international pressure. He is currently serving an 8-year prison sentence, followed by an 8-year travel ban

Time Line For Arrest

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