الثلاثاء، 12 أغسطس، 2014

Escalating Demands for Executions by Prosecutors of Prisoners, and Worrying Verdict in the Coming Weeks

European Saudi Society for Human Rights
12/09/2014












The European Saudi Society for Human Rights (ESSHR) condemns the continuance prosecutions of the prisoners of conscience and human rights activists by the Saudi authorities. These activists and prosecutors are criminalized for practicing activities as freedom of expressions and the right of peaceful assembly, and 26 of these detainees are demanded to be executed by the public prosecutors. Another detainee is Bandar Khalid Abu Sharar (22-year-old), detained in the General Investigation Directorate’s prison in Dammam since October 2012, he was recently added it which makes it 27 possible execution case. The ESSHR strongly condemns the Judicial System that sentences 5 detainees to death in May and June of 2014, one out of these five cases is a minor when he was arrested.
The ESSHR is looking forward and deeply concerned about the 12th of August 2014, where it is expected the Saudi justice’s sentences on the political opponent Sheikh Nemer Al Nemer, detained since 08/07/2012. This will be the 9th session of his trial with regards to his practice of freedom of expression and the right to peaceful assembly and where the public prosecutor is demanding an execution. Moreover, in 20/08/2014, the 9th session of Mohammed Saleh Al Zenadi’s trial is scheduled. Al Zenadi was arrested on 23/05/2013, and it is also expected that he will be sentenced to death in this session of the trial, as it the public prosecutor had demanded it.
In a report released in December 2013 titled “Demands for Executions - Statements Obtained by Forced Confession: the Executive Branch Concluded 2013 With Demands for Executions of Demonstrators and Activists[1]”, the ESSHR discussed some of the flaws in the law in the Justice System of Saudi Arabia in which makes the existing trials and the demands for execution violate the right to a fair trial’s principle.
Following up with prosecutors’ demands and sentences, ESSHR presents 27 cases including some minors when were arrested and have been demanded to be executed. And There are possibly some other unknown cases. Here are the cases, as follows:
-        Initial sentences in 18 cases, while 7 cases are still waiting.
-        Within the 18 initial sentence cases, 5 cases were sentenced to death (not final).
-        Final sentences in 2 cases.




Here is an updated list, which ordered according to the ESSHR monitoring:
Prosecutors’ demands for execution, ongoing trials:

Name
Date of Birth
Date of Arrest
Minor When Arrest
1
Sheikh Nimer Baqir AlNimer
1959
08/07/2012

2
Mohammed Saleh AlZnadi
11/24/1980
23/05/2012

3
Dawoud Hussain AlMarhon
02/06/1995
22/05/2012
17 years, 3 months and 16 days
4
Abdullah Hassan AlZaher
03/24/1996
03/03/2012
15 years, 11 months and 8 days
5
Haider Ali Alhumely
01/11/1988
14/01/2012

6
Hussain Abbas Albaiabi
23 years old
21/12/2012

7
Bander Khalid AbuSharar
04/10/1992
13/10/2011


Prosecutors’ demands for execution and the final verdict is issued

Name
Date of Birth
Date of Arrest
Verdict
Judge
Date of Verdict
Minor When Arrest
1
Reda Jafar Al-Rebh
29/09/1988
11/06/2013
Execution
Bandar AlTuwaijri
26/05/2014

2
Ali Mohammed AlNimer
20/12/1994
14/02/2012
Execution
Omar Abdulaziz Alhusin
(Chair)
Abdullah Mohammed Al-Rashoud (participant 1)
Bandar AlTuwaijri (participant 2)
27/05/2014
17 years, one month and 25 days
3
Ali Abdullah AlAtell
12/10/1990
15/02/2012
Execution
-
08/06/2014

4
Ali Saeed Al-Rebh
02/12/1993
12/02/2012
Execution
Omar Abdulaziz Alhusin

09/06/2014

5
Mohammed Faisal AlSheiukh
09/09/1992
27/02/2012
Execution
Omar Abdulaziz Alhusin

09/06/2014

6
Ali Ahmed Al-Rebh
20/04/1991
27/02/2012
25-year in prison
Omar Abdulaziz Alhusin

09/06/2014

7
Ahmed Mansour Al-Mousa
-
15/02/2012
8-year in prison
-
11/06/2014

8
Ammar Mohammed Alrabea
13/11/1984
01/11/2011
23-year in prison
Bandar AlTuwaijri
02/06/2014


9
Naji Mohammed AlSulis
23 years old
23/05/2011
3-month in prison
Abdullah Mohammed Al-Rashoud
26/05/2014

10
Radwan Jafar Al-Radwan
18/05/1989
10/01/2012
15-year in prison and 10-year travel ban
Mohammed Abdullah Al-Muslim
29/01/2014

11
Zaki Hussain AlBandari
09/04/1987
13/02/2012
25-year in prison
Omar Abdulaziz Alhusin
(Chair)
Abdullah Mohammed Al-Rashoud (participant 1)

18/11/2013

12
Said Saleh Almbiuq
31/10/1976
24/03/2012
30-year in prison, 30-year travel ban and $40,000 fine
Mohammed Abdullah Al-Muslim (Chair)
Yousef  Al-Ghamdi (participant 1)
Sultan bin Shedh (participant 2)
01/01/2013

13
Kamel Abbas Al-Ahmad
22/05/1969
13/05/2012
15-year in prison and 15-year travel ban










Abdullah Mohammed Al-Rashoud











18/06/2014

14
Fhadel Hilal Algumia
27/09/1994
01/10/2012
15-year in prison and 15-year travel ban

15
Hassan Ahmad AlSaeed
14/04/1986
01/10/2012
16-year in prison and 16-year travel ban

16
Yousef  Saeed Al-Yousef
18/09/1989
22/10/2012
10-year in prison, 10-year travel ban and $1333 fine

17
Ahmed Hassan Al- Dawoud
03/06/1993
20/03/2012
19-year in prison and 19-year travel ban

18
Maitham Abdullah AlMozain
20/07/1987
11/12/2012
13-year in prison
Unknown
26/04/2014





Prosecutors’ demands for execution and the final verdict is issued

Name
Date of Birth
Date of Arrest
Ruling
Judge
Date of Verdict
Minor When Arrest
1
Mustafa Ahmad AlSheiukh
27/07/1996
30/01/2012
15 years in prison with 5 years suspended
Turki Abdulaziz AlShikh
19/12/2013
15 years, 6 months, and 3 days
2
Mujtaba Ali AlSafwani
16/05/1996
26/05/2012
13 years in prison with 4 years suspended
Ali Moh. AlAshban, Moh. Abdullah AlMuslm, Abdullah Moh. AlRshod
08/01/2014
16 years and 10 days

There are possibly a number of unknown cases.


[1] The European Saudi Society for Human Rights (ESSHR): Demands for Executions - Statements Obtained by Forced Confession: the Executive Branch Concluded 2013 with Demands for Executions of Demonstrators and Activists[1]”.