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Dr Ali Omar Badahdah

Academic

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Date of Birth
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City Of Birth
Jeddah
Gender
Male
Nationality
Saudi
Education
PhD in Islamic Studies, Umm al-Qura University

About The Detainee

Academic, Sharia researcher and Imam. He participated in the supervision and preparation of a number of Islamic culture curricula in universities such as King AbdulAziz University, Princess Noura University, and Taibah University in Madinah. He has authored a number of books on Islamic studies, on various issues and on women's rights in the renewal of religious discourse, in addition to supervising more than 50 university theses and having more than 30 research papers published.

Arrest And Human Rights Violations

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Date Of Arrest:
2017-09-09
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City Of Internment:
Riyadh
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Reason
As part of the campaign targeting thinkers, activists, intellectuals and opinion-makers
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Method
He was arrested in the middle of the night whilst staying at a hotel in Riyadh
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Practices And Violations
- He was not permitted to appoint a lawyer - He was subjected to solitary confinement and was denied contact with his family for a long time
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The Human Dimension In His Detention
His Mother and Father are in poor health, but they were not permitted to visit or contact him
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Prison
Dhahban Prison in Jeddah
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Trial and legal proceedings
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Time Line For Arrest

2017-09-09

Arrested

2019-07-15

The Specialised Criminal Court in Riyadh (terrorism court) sentenced him to 6 years imprisonment

2020-04-15

sentence reduced to 4 years

2020-11-14

The Specialised Criminal Court in Riyadh (terrorism court) sentenced him to 6 years imprisonment

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