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Abdul Karim Al-Khudur

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 Arabian
Education
Ph.D. from the Faculty of Sharia in Riyadh

About The Detainee

Professor of Comparative Jurisprudence and a founding member of the Association for Civil and Political Rights (Hasm). He is also an advocate for human rights, having headed up the team that defended Dr. AbdAllaah Al-Haamid and his brother Issa Al-Hamid. He also has various published researches and studies that concern issues such as the legality of protesting and hunger strikes in Islamic Sharia

Arrest And Human Rights Violations

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Date Of Arrest:
2013-04-24
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City Of Internment:
Al-Qassim
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Reason
Assisting in the establishing of an association for civil and political rights
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Method
He was arrested in court where he was attending a sentencing hearing
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Practices And Violations
Arbitrary detention
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The Human Dimension In His Detention
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Prison
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Trial and legal proceedings
Stood accused of numerous charges; Disobedience of the Ruler Incitement against the regime Calling for protests Distorting the image of the state Publishing information to outside parties Contributing to the establishment of an unlicensed association The Criminal Court in Buraidah sentenced him to 8 years imprisonment followed by a ten year travel ban, before he was retried by the appeals court in the Specialised Criminal Court and sentenced to ten years imprisonment followed by an equal period travel ban

Time Line For Arrest

2013-01-01

His trial in the Criminal Court in Buraidah begins

2013-04-24

He was arrested

2013-06-24

Sentenced to 8 years imprisonment followed by a 10 year travel ban, by the Criminal Court in Buraidah

2014-01-06

The Appeals Court within the Specialised Criminal Court orders is re-trial

2015-10-19

He was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment followed by a 10 year travel ban, by the Specialised Criminal Court

2019-02-01

He began his open hunger strike

2019-02-01

He suspended his open hunger strike

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