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Dr Abdul Aziz al-Fawzan

Academic

detainee

Date of Birth
1984
City Of Birth
Buraydah
Gender
Male
Nationality
Saudi
Education
PhD in Islamic Jurisprudence

About The Detainee

Academic and Professor of Islamic Jurisprudence at the Imam University and a Sharia theologian who has many published papers. He worked as a visiting professor at Harvard University in the US and the University of Michigan in China. He is a member of the Human Rights Commission Council. Al-Fawzan is considered a legal reference for society and a scholar of great popularity amongst all groups.

Arrest And Human Rights Violations

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Date Of Arrest:
2018-07-30
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City Of Internment:
Riyadh
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Reason
A tweet where he expressed his opinion on the suppression and prevention of freedoms in society
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Method
He was arrested from his home in Riyadh
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Practices And Violations
- His home was searched, and his devices and a number of books were confiscated - He was subjected to solitary confinement and denied contact with his family - He was not permitted to appoint a lawyer - He was subjected to torture in his cell as reported by the Guardian newspaper
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The Human Dimension In His Detention
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Prison
Al-Ha’ir Prison in Riyadh
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Trial and legal proceedings
He has not been presented before a court nor has he been charged

Time Line For Arrest

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