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Hassan Farhan Al-Maliki

Researcher and thinker

detainee

Date of Birth
1970
City Of Birth
Bani Malik, Jazan
Gender
Male
Nationality
Saudi
Education
Bachelors in Da’wa and Media, University of Imam

About The Detainee

A writer, thinker and a researcher in history who was famous for his religious and intellectual discussions on the Saudi, Arab and Islamic issues, especially on religious and cultural matters in Saudi Arabia. His views on the history of the Prophet’s Companions does not align with the Saudi Salafi school, and he was accused of Shiism as freedom of belief is a crime in Saudi Arabia

Arrest And Human Rights Violations

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Date Of Arrest:
2017-09-17
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City Of Internment:
Riyadh
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Reason
Within the campaign that targeted influencers, thinkers and community activists in Saudi Arabia. The justification for his arrest was his previous views on freedom of expression and belief.
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Method
His home was raided
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Practices And Violations
- He and his family were terrorised during the arrest. - He was not permitted to appoint a lawyer - He was subjected to solitary confinement and was prevented from communicating with his family for a few months
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The Human Dimension In His Detention
His son was arrested for posting a tweet about the arrest of his father
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Prison
Al-Ha’ir
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Trial and legal proceedings
His has not had a trial which has been repeatedly postponed, nor has he been charged

Time Line For Arrest

2017-09-17

He was arrested

2019-07-02

A hearing was set for his trial after the Public Prosecution demanded that he be executed after several charges, including accusing him of blasphemy, appearing on hostile channels, and receiving money from outside parties

2019-10-15

A date was set for a verdict in his trial, but it was postponed to February 2, 2020

2020-02-02

The hearing was postponed indefinitely without a date

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