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Mohammed Abdullah Al-Otaibi

Human rights activist / political activist

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Date of Birth
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City Of Birth
Riyadh
Gender
Male
Nationality
Saudi
Education
Bachelors of Law

About The Detainee

A human rights activist and one of the founders of the Union for Human Rights. He made efforts to demand the release of prisoners of conscience and has participated in many seminars related to the demand for human rights and has signed several statements in this regard. He was previously arrested for participating in a sit-in against the war in Gaza in 2009

Arrest And Human Rights Violations

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Date Of Arrest:
2017-05-24
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City Of Internment:
Doha
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Reason
His human rights activism
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Method
He was arrested at Hamad International Airport in Doha while attempting to travel to Norway
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Practices And Violations
Arbitrary arrest Prohibition of visiting and communicating with family Prohibition of hiring a lawyer
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The Human Dimension In His Detention
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Prison
Al-Mabahith Prison in Dammam
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Trial and legal proceedings
The Specialised Criminal Court charged him with establishing an unlicensed association and stirring up public opinion with the purpose of causing chaos, interfering in public affairs and traveling to Qatar. He was sentenced to 14 years in prison and a 14-year travel ban, then the sentence was increased after appeal, bringing the number of years in prison to 17 years

Time Line For Arrest

2017-05-12

He was forcibly returned to Saudi Arabia

2017-05-24

He was arrested

2017-06-12

His trial began

2018-01-25

He was sentenced to 14 years in prison and a travel ban for the same period

2018-02-22

Al-Otaibi applied for an appealed

2019-07-25

Additional charges were brought against Al-Otaibi 1- Interfering in public affairs 2- 2- Traveling to Qatar

2020-12-01

His sentence was increased by an additional year

2021-01-01

His sentence was increased to 17 years in prison after appeal

2021-01-11

Al-Otaibi began his hunger strike to demand that he be transferred to a prison close to his family

2021-01-31

Al-Otaibi ended his hunger strike

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