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Aqil bin Ibrahim Al-Bahli

journalist and media

detainee

Date of Birth
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City Of Birth
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Gender
Male
Nationality
Saudi
Education
A Bachelor's degree in social studies from the university of Malik Saud

About The Detainee

He is a member of the Saudi national human rights foundation. He has participated in sending numerous letters to the political leadership. He has also particpated in many television programmes speaking about corruption in Saudi and demanding reforms , freedom of speech and expression and a fair distribution of wealth. He also participated in the commentary on the human rights issues in Saudi Arabia which took place in Geneva on the 21st of October 2013

Arrest And Human Rights Violations

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Date Of Arrest:
2020-04-26
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City Of Internment:
Riyadh
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Reason
He was arrested for showing clemency towards the human rights defender Mr.Abdullah Al-Hamid who died in prison as a result of the prison authority's neglect
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Method
Security forces raided his home in Riyadh and arrested him
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Practices And Violations
- He was prevented from contacting his family - Forced concealment
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The Human Dimension In His Detention
- He was hidden for 10 days before being allowed to contact his family. - No charges has been filed against him yet.
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Prison
No charges has been filed against him yet nor has he been tried in court
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Trial and legal proceedings
Al-Hair prison situated in Riyadh

Time Line For Arrest

2020-04-26

The date he got arrested

2021-07-14

He has been temporarily released

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