Naif Al-Hindas

Al-Hindas was arrested in an April 2019 wave of arrests and detained without charge. Mostly a freelance writer, Al-Hindas translated and wrote about philosophy, feminism, film, and other cultural… More

Bader Al-Ibrahim

A dual U.S.-Saudi citizen, Al-Ibrahim was part of a group of journalists and online commentators detained without charge in April 2019. A strong advocate for Arab nationalism and opponent… More

Sultan Al-Jumairi

Al-Jumairi was arrested in September 2018 in connection with activist comments on Twitter. It is unknown whether he has been formally charged or sentenced. More

Fadhel Al-Manasef

A prominent young human rights defender, Al-Manasef was arrested in October 2011 and in 2014 was sentenced to 14 years in prison on various trumped-up charges, including organizing protests… More

Thumar Al-Marzouqi

Al-Marzouqi was seized and his home raided during a wave of arrests in April 2019, in what some believe was a crackdown on individuals supporting women’s rights in the… More

Sulaiman Al-Saikhan Al-Nasser

A banker and prominent analyst who was arrested in a wave of detentions targeting Saudi intellectual and reformist circles in mid-November 2019, Al-Nasser was released later that month after… More

Maha Al-Rafidi Al-Qahtani

In September 2019, Saudi authorities raided Al-Qahtani's home and have held her in arbitrary pretrial detention since. She has been reportedly held in solitary confinement and has been subject… More

Mohammed Saud Al-Bishr

Al-Bishr, a professor and commentator on politics and religion, was arrested in October 2017. No official charges were made public, and no information is available regarding his current condition… More

Bader Al-Rashed

On November 16, 2019, Al-Rashed was one of ten writers and journalists arrested by Saudi officials. He had previously written about regional security issues. He was released later that… More

Redha Al-Boori

Al-Boori was arrested in April 2019 in a wave of arrests targeting journalists and online commentators. Prior to his arrest, he had written about regional politics, though he had… More