Saudi Arabia: Human rights lawyer arrested during trial: Waleed Abu al-Khair

Saudi Arabia: Human rights lawyer arrested during trial: Waleed Abu al-Khair

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Index Number: MDE 23/009/2014
Date Published: 25 April 2014
Categories: Saudi Arabia

Human rights lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair was arrested on 15 April after appearing at the fifth court hearing of his trial before the Specialized Criminal Court in the capital, Riyadh. His defence team went to the court on 22 April to make enquiries as to why he had been detained, and found him there, attending a sixth hearing. The judge apparently refused to provide an explanation for Waleed Abu al-Khair’s arrest. The next session of his trial has been schedule for 28 May.


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