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Abdullah Al-Hamid

Human rights activist / political activist

deceased

Date of Birth
١٢ يوليو ١٩٥٠
City Of Birth
AlQassim
Gender
Male
Nationality
Saudi
Education
PhD in Philosophy

About The Detainee

A university professor, human rights activist, writer, and poet, he obtained a PhD in Arabic language from Al-Azhar University and a PhD in Philosophy. He was called the Sheikh of Activists, and he was the president and founder of the ACPRA. He has many files and great contributions in the field of human rights. He received several awards, including: Right Livelihood Award - an alternative prize to the Nobel Prize - in 2018 The Geuzenpenning Award for Human Rights in the Netherlands in 2020 He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize He was arrested several times previously.

Arrest And Human Rights Violations

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Date Of Arrest:
2013-03-09
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City Of Internment:
Riyadh
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Reason
Establishment of a human rights association (ACPRA)
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Method
He was arrested by the Specialised Criminal Court against the backdrop of hearings against members of the ACPRA
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Practices And Violations
- Arbitrary arrest - Severe torture several times and beating on the face - Prohibition of communicating with parents - Prohibition of medical treatment - Putting him in an inappropriate place and in an inappropriate manner with the intent of torture - He died in prison due to a stroke and was left several hours before being taken to the hospital, where he died
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The Human Dimension In His Detention
He was elderly He suffered from several illnesses
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Prison
Al Ha'ir in Riyadh
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Trial and legal proceedings
He was brought before the Specialised Criminal Court and accused of participating in establishing an unlicensed civil society, seeking to undermine state policies, providing false information about Saudi Arabia to the United Nations, inciting international organisations against Saudi Arabia, and inciting public opinion against security institutions and senior officials. He was sentenced to 11 years in prison and a 5 year travel ban

Time Line For Arrest

2013-03-11

He was sentenced to 11 years in prison and a 5 year travel ban

2013-03-11

He died while in detention as a result of willful negligence

2020-04-24

He died while in detention as a result of willful negligence

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