Dr Ali bin Hamza al-Omari
About The Detainee
Researcher, thinker, and journalist; he is chairman of TV channel 4Shbab and Secretary General of the Islamic Art League. His name was associated with the 4SHBAB TV channel which he established in 2012 as a medium for rational discourse directed at Saudi youth. Ali al-Omari is considered an advocator of moderation and justice in Saudi Arabia, and an advocator of tolerance, openness and coexistence with the West. He calls for love, peace and forgiveness and he is a lover of art and advocates for its presence in peoples' lives. He is the author of more than 70 books and has produced more than 20 television programs. He was awarded the title ‘Ambassador of Arab Tourism’ in 2012, and was chosen as the United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Youth and Humanity.
Arrest And Human Rights Violations
Time Line For Arrest
The Public Prosecution charged him with inciting public opinion, communicating with foreign entities, forming a terrorist cell, and demanded his execution
The first secret court hearing was held after he was subjected to tortured for nearly a year
His trial was stopped and he was transferred to a special torture prison belonging to the royal court supervised by Saud Al-Qahtani
A secret trial was held in mid another expedited hearing was scheduled for Wednesday.
a surprise secret trial was held, although it was scheduled for Wednesday, and no decision was issued
a secret trial was held