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Naif Al-Sahafi

Scholar

detainee

Date of Birth
1983
City Of Birth
Jeddah
Gender
Male
Nationality
Saudi Arabian
Education
Bacherlors, Islamic Law

About The Detainee

[He is] an Islamic advocate with a wide influence on young people, who became famous as a result of his largely attended lectures held by the youth, [further to this] he also has a YouTube channel with over 46 million subscribers. He is an active contributor with the Office for [Islamic] Advocacy in Jeddah, and has further contributions with the associations that are concerned with ideological security. He has been banned from travelling since 2016

Arrest And Human Rights Violations

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Date Of Arrest:
2017-09-23
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City Of Internment:
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Reason
[arrested] as part of a campaign of arrests targeted at social influencers in 2017
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Method
Unknown
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Practices And Violations
- Solitary confinement and blocking of communications with family - Denial of counsel - Arbitrary detention without [valid] legal reason
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The Human Dimension In His Detention
Complete lack of any news about him, even among his family
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Prison
Unknown
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Trial and legal proceedings
Several secret arbitrary trials were held for him without his knowledge, even sentencing him to ten years imprisonment without any information as to the accusations levelled against him

Time Line For Arrest

A series of hearings were held at the Specialised Criminal Court; the number and dates of which remain unknown

2017-09-11

Arrested

2020-10-01

The Specialised Criminal Court handed the prisoner Naif Al-Sahafi a sentence of ten years’ incarceration

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