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Saudi Arabia: Release aid worker sentenced to 20 years: Abdulrahman al-Sadhan

, Index number: MDE 23/4072/2021

On 5 April, Abdulrahman al-Sadhan, a 37-year old Red Crescent worker, was sentenced by the Specialized Criminal Court in Riyadh to 20 years in prison to be followed by a 20-year travel ban on charges relating to the peaceful exercise of his right to freedom of expression, and following a trial marred by violations, including possible torture used to extract a “confession”. The Saudi authorities must grant Abdulrahman al-Sadhan’s immediate and unconditional release.

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