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Abdullah al-Maliki

Researcher and thinker

detainee

Date of Birth
1980
City Of Birth
Jeddah
Gender
Male
Nationality
Saudi
Education
Masters in Islamic Studies

About The Detainee

A writer and blogger who has many ideas about cultural, political and social reform that have been popular with Saudi youth, such as his assertion of peoples’ right to choose the practice and procedure of government. He had a presence through his personal account on Twitter, and through it he shared his thoughts and convictions.

Arrest And Human Rights Violations

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Date Of Arrest:
2017-09-12
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City Of Internment:
Jeddah
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Reason
As part of the campaign that targeted influencers, thinkers, and advocates of rights and freedoms in society.
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Method
He was arrested from his home after it was raided
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Practices And Violations
- He and his family were terrorised during his arrest - He was not permitted to appoint a lawyer - He was subjected to enforced disappearance for several months, and was denied contact with his family - His trial was constantly deferred and postponed
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The Human Dimension In His Detention
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Prison
Dhahban
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Trial and legal proceedings
The Public Prosecution charged him with denigrating the authority’s opinion and calling for the public to go against it

Time Line For Arrest

2017-09-12

Arrested

2018-07-20

A secret court hearing was held for him, then the trials stopped, and no judgment or charges were issued against him to date

2020-09-03

He was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment by the Specialised Criminal Court

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