AlRebh Judgment, and Continuance Investigation and Trial of AlSaeed and AlAamer
European Saudi Society for Human Rights
Last week, the Specialized Criminal Court (SCC) in Jeddah sentenced Sheikh Jalal AlJamal for 5 years as a primary rule in prison and a fine of 50,000 SAR (13,333 dollars) because of some charges that related to the freedom of expression, and also sentenced prisoner of conscience Ali Gasipe AlThifah for 6 years as a primary rule and a fine of 50,000 SAR. Several trials and investigations are scheduled early this coming week.
More specifically, and as one of the controlling procedure by the Saudi authorities to stop human rights defender and political activities, the member of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA) Abdullah AlSaeed is still going through investigation in Bureau of Investigation and Public Prosecution in Buraidah since 29/04/2014. AlSaeed is having his fourth investigation session on May 12th. Also, 9 other members of ACPRA are currently imprisoned and 3 others were interrogated due to their political and human rights activities.
Additionally, Sheikh Tawfiq AlAmer was transferred from AlHair Prison, which considered to be for criminals, in the capital Riyadh to Jeddah in preparation for submission to the SCC in a long series of trials. The 12th trial is specified in response to the defense charges as incitement. Based on several previous trials in June 2013, Sheikh AlAmer was sentenced to 4 years in prison; travel bans for 5 years and ban of public speaking.
|Sheikh Tawfiq AlAmer|
Also, in the same day of Sheikh AlAmer 12th trial and prison, Raza Jafar AlRebh is going through his 4th trial devoted to verdict in regard to charges, including concealment and harboring wanted people which were involved Qatif and AlAHasa activities that began since February 2011.
The European Saudi Society for Human Rights, and based on continues monitoring of conscience trials of opinion and ongoing investigations, believes that the Saudi authorities have been violating international standards. Extreme and harsh charges as 30 years in prison and 30 years travel ban, secret trials as in the Saudi citizen Saeed Salah AlMabyog’s case, in December 2013. His prosecution was only published by official media after the public prosecutor demanded the death penalty based on forced confession.
#TrialsNotebook 16 of 05/12/2014 until 06/17/2014, according to the monitoring of the European Saudi Society for Human Rights
 Saudi Arabia: 30 years in prison for the accused asked out of the Peninsula Shield in Bahrain http://archive.arabic.cnn.com/2013/middle_east/12/22/Saudi.arabia.jail.activist.Bahrain/