Abdul Mohsen Al-Ahmad detained for not inciting against Qatar

According to the Twitter account of prisoners of conscience in Saudi Arabia, the Saudi authorities are still detaining the doctor and preacher Sheikh Abdul Mohsen Al-Ahmad.

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On September 12, 2017 Saudi security force raided the house of Dr. Abdul Mohsen Al-Ahmad and arrested him, then took him to an unknown destination. No reasons or acknowledgement of his arrest were officially made public. 

“Together for Justice” organization stated that the reason behind his arrest is his refusal to incite against Qatar, following the blockade imposed on the country by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt.

Systematic Violations

Several human rights organizations, stated that Al-Ahmad has been subjected to many violations, including intimidation and threats in violation of Article (40) of the Criminal Procedure Law, which states that persons, their homes, offices and private vehicles are inviolable, but must be maintained.

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The Saudi authorities also subjected him to enforced disappearance, after which it was revealed that he was detained in a secret detention facility, established by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after the attempted soft coup against his uncle.

The authorities refused to inform him of the reasons for his arrest, or the charges brought against him in violation of Article 116 of the Criminal Procedures Law of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which provides for the accused to be informed of the charges for which he is convicted, reasons for his arrest.

The Saudi authorities also refused to appoint a lawyer for him, thus violating Article 4 of the Criminal Procedures Law, which gives the detainee the right to appoint a lawyer to defend him, during investigation before the prosecution and at the court.

His Trial Dr. Abdul Mohsen Al-Ahmad is currently detained in Al-Hair political prison in Riyadh, while his secret trial sessions continue before the Terrorism Court in Riyadh, which did not issue any verdicts against him so far, however, the Public Prosecution is demanding a severe penalty against him as well as and banning him of traveling after the end of his sentence.

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