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Abdulrahman Hamid Al-Hamid

Human rights activist / political activist

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Date of Birth
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City Of Birth
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Gender
Male
Nationality
Saudi
Education
PhD in Islamic Finance

About The Detainee

A human rights activist and human rights defender, he is a founding member of the Association for Civil and Political Rights (ACPRA) and its first president. He signed a statement in 2014 calling for the prosecution of the then Minister of Interior for his violations of human rights and his suppression of public freedoms.

Arrest And Human Rights Violations

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Date Of Arrest:
2014-04-17
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City Of Internment:
Riyadh
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Reason
Signing a statement demanding the prosecution of the Minister of Interior
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Method
Arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department in Riyadh
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Practices And Violations
Arbitrary arrest Solitary confinement
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The Human Dimension In His Detention
He is elderly
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Prison
AlMalaz Criminal Prison
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Trial and legal proceedings
The Specialised Criminal Court charged him with inciting public opinion, spreading chaos, calling for demonstrations, insulting the authority and participating in the establishment of an unlicensed association. He was sentenced to 9 years in prison and fined 50,000 Saudi riyals.

Time Line For Arrest

2014-04-12

Signed a statement demanding the prosecution of the Minister of the Interior

2014-04-17

He was arrested

2015-10-13

He was sentenced to 9 years in prison and fined of 50,000 Saudi riyals by the Specialized Criminal Court

2019-02-01

He began an open hunger strike

2019-02-01

He suspended his open hunger strike

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