Saudi Arabia: Seven men sentenced for Facebook activism

Saudi Arabia: Seven men sentenced for Facebook activism

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Index Number: MDE 23/024/2013
Date Published: 3 July 2013
Categories: Saudi Arabia

A special security court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced seven men to prison sentences of between five and 10 years for Facebook posts. The court mainly relied on the men's confessions, some of which were allegedly extracted under torture. The men remain at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.


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