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thamar AL Marzouki

journalist and media

detainee

Date of Birth
1987
City Of Birth
Riyadh
Gender
Male
Nationality
Saudi
Education
Bachelor’s in Economics

About The Detainee

Journalist and writer for a number of local Saudi and Arab newspapers; he’s a social and human rights activist. His interest lies in social and political affairs in Saudi, and he regularly discusses issues which irk Saudi authorities, most famous amongst them was a series of lectures he gave entitled ‘Sovereignty and National Independence’ during one of the events of the Wasel Forum.

Arrest And Human Rights Violations

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Date Of Arrest:
2019-04-05
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City Of Internment:
Riyadh
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Reason
His social and human rights activism
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Method
Heavily armed State Security forces stormed his house at dawn on Thursday, April 5, 2019. After terrorising his family members, they arrested Al-Marzuqi and his pregnant wife without informing them of the reasons for their arrest, and took them to an unknown location
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Practices And Violations
- He has been subjected to enforced disappearance since his arrest
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The Human Dimension In His Detention
His wife Khadija al-Harbi is also detained
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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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