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Dr Muhammad al-Bishr

Academic

detainee

Date of Birth
1965
City Of Birth
Al-Kharj
Gender
Male
Nationality
Saudi
Education
PhD in Political Media

About The Detainee

Researcher, academic, and Professor of Political Media at Al-Imam University; former Head of the Media and Advocacy Department at the university; a member of the Saudi Society for Media and Communication; active in social networking sites.

Arrest And Human Rights Violations

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Date Of Arrest:
2017-10-05
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City Of Internment:
Riyadh
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Reason
Because of his views on the exclusion of other opinions and his condemnation of the suppression of freedom of expression and opinion in Saudi Arabia
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Method
He was arrested from his workplace by a group who raided him in his office and took him to an unknown location
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Practices And Violations
- He was not permitted to appoint a lawyer - He was subjected to enforced disappearance for nearly 9 months - His health deteriorated because of his detention conditions and the medical negligence he faced
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The Human Dimension In His Detention
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Prison
Al-Ha’ir Prison, Riyadh
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Trial and legal proceedings
After several secret hearings, he was sentenced to 4 years imprisonment.

Time Line For Arrest

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