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Abdul Rahman ben Abd Allaah Al-Shamiri

Academic

detainee

Date of Birth
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City Of Birth
Holy Makkah
Gender
Male
Nationality
Saudi Arabian
Education
Ph.D. in Comparative Education from the University of Illinois, USA

About The Detainee

Human rights activist and an advocate for reform, with many efforts in this field. Signatory to various statements and letters calling for constitutional reform, amongst which are; a letter on the vision for the state of the country and a statement on constitutional amendment, and others on reform etc. He was also formerly an advisor on the Shura Council

Arrest And Human Rights Violations

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Date Of Arrest:
2007-11-20
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City Of Internment:
Jeddah
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Reason
Attempted to establish a human rights organisation following the incident at Jeddah Correctional Facility.
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Method
The authorities raided the reception (Holiday home) of Lawyer, Essam Basraawi and apprehended him with excessive force
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Practices And Violations
Arbitrary detention Psychological and physical torture, including permanent spotlights on constantly, day and night, for months Solitary confinement Denial of the right to counsel Denial of the right to visitation and correspondence with family
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The Human Dimension In His Detention
Advanced in age, and has children and grandchildren
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Prison
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Trial and legal proceedings
The Specialised Criminal Court levelled two charges against him; conspiracy to establish a political party and [Khurouj] - to rebel – against the ruler. He was subsequently sentenced to ten years imprisonment. However, after the passage of this sentenced was completed, his sentence was extended to 15 years to be followed by a 15 year travel ban

Time Line For Arrest

2007-11-20

He was arrested

2010-02-03

Beginning of trial proceedings

2011-11-22

The verdict was handed down after 35 hearings

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