"No one should be imprisoned for simply standing up for human rights"
On his 17th birthday, Omar writes about his dad, Mohammad al-Qahtani, a human rights defender and founding member of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA), one of Saudi Arabia’s few independent human rights organizations. He is serving a 10-year prison sentence for peacefully calling for reforms in the country. ***
My name is Omar Al-Qahtani and today I turn 17. I have two brothers and two sisters, oldest is Abdullah (20), then Norah (18), than me, then Othman (15), and Layla (4).
4 August 2017