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Dr Jamal bin Ibrahim Al-Najem

Academic

detainee

Date of Birth
1965
City Of Birth
Dammam
Gender
Male
Nationality
Saudi
Education
PhD in Islamic Jurisprudence

About The Detainee

A university Professor and researcher in Islamic Jurisprudence. He was known for his positions of solidarity towards the Arab Spring revolutions and his objection to some of the policies that contradict the official fatwas of the country, especially in allowing dance performances and concerts.

Arrest And Human Rights Violations

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Date Of Arrest:
2017-09-13
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City Of Internment:
Dammam
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Reason
Within the campaign that targeted influencers, thinkers and community activists in Saudi Arabia
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Method
Whilst he was on his way to a mosque to pray Dawn prayers
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Practices And Violations
There was no judicial warrant for his arrest He was not permitted to appoint a lawyer
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The Human Dimension In His Detention
His health deteriorated immensely in prison: he suffered a stroke and did not receive the necessary medical care, nor was he transferred to hospital
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Prison
Al-Ha’ir Prison in Riyadh
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Trial and legal proceedings
His has not had a trial, nor has he been charged

Time Line For Arrest

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