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Dr Salem bin Ahmed al. Dini

Academic

detainee

Date of Birth
1972
City Of Birth
Jeddah
Gender
Male
Nationality
Saudi
Education
He studied Bachelors at King Fahd University in Dhahran, and completed his postgraduate studies in the US, obtaining his PhD from Texas in Mechanical Engineering

About The Detainee

Pioneer of volunteering work in Saudi Arabia; he contributed to the establishment and training of a number of charitable and civil societies and was interested in developing the youth by holding lectures and training courses. He headed the volunteer work unit at the university; he was advisor to the Minister of Social Affairs for Development; and then he became the Undersecretary for Social Development.

Arrest And Human Rights Violations

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Date Of Arrest:
2017-09-20
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City Of Internment:
Riyadh
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Reason
He was arrested within the campaign that targeted influencers within the community, and had been dismissed about a month before that from his position as the Undersecretary at the Ministry of Labour and Social Development
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Method
His house was raided at night
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Practices And Violations
He was not permitted to appoint a lawyer
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The Human Dimension In His Detention
His entire family are prevented from travelling
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Prison
Al-Ha’ir
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Trial and legal proceedings
The Public Prosecution charged him with financing entities outside the Kingdom, but he was not prosecuted according to the information available

Time Line For Arrest

2017-09-20

Arrested

2018-11-05

The Public Prosecution charged him with financing international entities

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