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Dr Muhammad al-Hadeif al-Hadeif

Academic

detainee

Date of Birth
1962
City Of Birth
Riyadh
Gender
Male
Nationality
Saudi
Education
PhD in Media, University of Wales

About The Detainee

A university professor and a journalist who has published many research papers and literature in the field of media. He was the author and presenter of a number of television programs, e.g., on the Al-Resalah and Daleel channels. He was known for his strong views which sometimes opposed the policies of the Kingdom, and the other Gulf and Arab states.

Arrest And Human Rights Violations

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Date Of Arrest:
2016-03-19
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City Of Internment:
Riyadh
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Reason
He was arrested following tweets in which he criticised the UAE, which were considered insulting a sister country
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Method
He was arrested in Riyadh’s airport upon his return from an international trip
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Practices And Violations
He was subjected to physical torture, such as beatings and electrocution inside the prison; he was imprisoned in isolation and in solitary confinement and was not allowed to appoint a lawyer
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The Human Dimension In His Detention
His health deteriorated due to deliberate medical negligence by the prison administration
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Prison
Al-ha’ir
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Trial and legal proceedings
He was sentenced to 5 years imprisonment in a secret trial for offending a sister country by the Specialised Criminal Court

Time Line For Arrest

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