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Salah al-Haydar

journalist and media

Temporary release / released

Date of Birth
1984
City Of Birth
Dammam
Gender
Male
Nationality
Saudi American
Education
Bachelor’s in Public Relations

About The Detainee

Writer and journalist specialising in social issues

Arrest And Human Rights Violations

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Date Of Arrest:
2019-04-04
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City Of Internment:
Riyadh
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Reason
For his media and social activities. He was arrested for his criticism of the Saudi authorities after the arrest of his mother, the human rights activist Dr Aziza al-Youssef, who was detained. She was released a week before her son was arrested. Sources stated that the real reason for his arrest was to pressure his mother to be silent.
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Method
He was arrested from his house after it was raided
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Practices And Violations
He was arbitrarily arrested and was not permitted to appoint a lawyer.
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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
He was charged with threatening state security and communicating with foreign entities, but he was released suddenly without being charged or stating the reason for his arrest or release. Many sources suggest the reason for his release in this way is that he holds US citizenship.

Time Line For Arrest

2019-04-04

He was arrested

2020-09-28

A secret trial hearing was held for him before the Specialised Criminal Court

2021-02-04

He was released temporarily

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