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Maha al-Rufaidi

Human rights activist / political activist

detainee

Date of Birth
1991
City Of Birth
Aseer
Gender
Female
Nationality
Saudi
Education
Bachelor’s in Media and Communications

About The Detainee

Journalist, writer, human rights defender, supporter of the Palestinian cause and opposer of the normalisation with Israel.

Arrest And Human Rights Violations

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Date Of Arrest:
2019-09-01
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City Of Internment:
Riyadh
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Reason
Because of her activity on Twitter where she defended the rights of detainees, expressed her sympathy for the Palestinian cause, and rejected all forms of normalisation with Israel, which she considered treason.
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Method
Approximately 30 masked security forces raided her home, arrested her, confiscating her electronic devices and personal belongings
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Practices And Violations
- She was subjected to solitary confinement for 4 months - On one of the visits, she was seen with bruises on her face, indicating she was subjected to torture
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The Human Dimension In His Detention
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Prison
Sha’ar Prison, Abha
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Trial and legal proceedings
She has not been charged nor has the reason of her arrest been declared

Time Line For Arrest

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