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Badr Ali Al-Otaibi

Academic

detainee

Date of Birth
1972
City Of Birth
Ta’if
Gender
Male
Nationality
Saudi
Education
PhD in Prophetic Hadith

About The Detainee

Imam and cleric; University Professor and Islamic cleric. He was not known to have any opposition to the Saudi authorities, and was even a supporter of them.

Arrest And Human Rights Violations

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Date Of Arrest:
2018-01-01
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City Of Internment:
Riyadh
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Reason
He published a tweet criticising the establishment of free wrestling matches, in a way that contradicts Islamic teachings and Saudi customs and traditions. His criticism made with the General Sports Authority signing a match’s agreement. The tweet angered Turki Al Sheikh, the President of the Public Authority and the advisor in the Royal Court; it is said that he called for Al-Otaibi’s arrest.
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Method
State Security forces raided his home and arrested him
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Practices And Violations
- Authorities did not give a reason for his arrest and he was subjected to enforced disappearance - He was not permitted to appoint a lawyer
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The Human Dimension In His Detention
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Prison
Unknown
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Trial and legal proceedings
No charges were made against him nor did he have a trial

Time Line For Arrest

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