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Dr Ali Muhammad Abu al-Hassan

Academic

detainee

Date of Birth
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City Of Birth
Jeddah
Gender
Male
Nationality
Djibouti
Education
PhD in Psychology

About The Detainee

A researcher and thinker; he is interested in spirituality, self-awareness, mindfulness and self-development. He has a very large following among young men and women through the topics he raises. He is a new influential content maker for teens and youth, and he has more than 25 books and research publications, and dozens of TV and radio programs.

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 targeting influencers, thinkers and academics in Saudi society
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Method
He was arrested without a warrant after his house was raided and searched; his personal devices and books were confiscated
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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 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 fell ill and then passed away. He was not allowed to visit her, attend her funeral, or attend the condolences gathering held for her
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Prison
Dhahban Prison in Jeddah
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Trial and legal proceedings
He has not been charged nor has he been presented before a court to date

Time Line For Arrest

2017-09-12

Arrested

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