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Arab Commission for Human Rights
Defense Teams for jailed Saudi Activists Are observing and
Calling for a
Two-Day Hunger Strike
To Show Solidarity with Detainees and To Support Their Human
Saudi Justice system and legal procedures (e.g., Criminal
Procedure and Arrest and Detention Laws) had failed to render
just judgments to jailed Saudi human-right activists who have
been arrested with no official indictments, and incarcerated
indefinitely in solitary confinements with no right for an
attorney or access to habeas corpus. After exerting all means to
get fair treatments to the constitutional movement’s detainees,
the defense teams decided to observe a 48-hour hunger strike.
The proposed strike will take place on Thursday and Friday, 6-7
November 2008, in protest against flagrant human-right
violations for all detainees in Saudi prisons who have been
deprived of their basic rights as guaranteed by Criminal
Procedure Law and Arrest and Detention Law, which stated the
The Bureau of
Investigation and Prosecution shall conduct its investigation
and prosecution in accordance with its Law and the implementing
regulations thereof (Article 14).
investigation, the accused shall have the right to seek the
assistance of a representative or an attorney (Article 64)…...
to defend him during the investigation and trial stages (Article
person shall not be subjected to any bodily or moral harm.
Similarly, he shall not be subjected to any torture or degrading
treatment (Article 2).
Whoever is arrested
or detained shall be promptly notified of the reasons for his
arrest or detention and shall be entitled to communicate with
any person of his choice to inform him of his arrest (Article
In all cases,
the Investigator shall order that the accused may not
communicate with any other prisoner or detainee, and that he not
be visited by anyone (i.e., solitary confinements) for a period
not exceeding sixty days if the interest of the investigation so
requires, without prejudice to the right of the accused to
communicate with his representative or attorney (Article 119).
In cases that require
detention for a longer period, the matter shall be referred to
the Director of the Bureau of Investigation and Prosecution to
issue an order that the arrest be extended for a period or
successive periods none of which shall exceed thirty days and
their aggregate shall not exceed six months from the date of
arrest of the accused. Thereafter, the accused shall be directly
transferred to the competent court, or be released (Article
Court hearings shall
be public (Article 155). The judgment shall be read in an open
session at which the parties must be present……. supporting
evidence and arguments, the stages of the action, the text of
the judgment, reasons and legal bases therefore, and whether it
was rendered unanimously or by majority vote (Article 182).
A visitation right
for prisoners by their family members, friends and legal
counselors (Arrest and Detention Law, Article 12)
our observance of a hunger strike in solidarity with following
jailed human-right activists from the constitutional movement
and civil society in Saudi Arabia:
Professor Matrook H.
Al-Faleh, political science professor at King Saud University in
Riyadh, detained by security forces in May 19, 2008.
Ibrahim Al-Reshoudi, former judge and human-right advocate,
detained in February 2, 2007.
Attorney Dr. Mousa
Mohammed Al-Qarni, former university professor and human-right
activist, detained in February 2, 2007.
Mohammed Al-Shomari, former professor of education and
human-right activist, detained in February 2, 2007.
Suliman Al-Khereiji, human-right activist, detained in February
Al-Sherif, human-right activist, detained in February 2, 2007.
Al-Qurashi, human-right activist, detained in February 2, 2007.
Sadiq, Human-right activist, detained in February 2, 2007.
Dr. Saud Mohammed
Al-Hashemi, human-right activist, detained in February 2, 2007.
Al-Qarni, human-right activist, detained in February 2, 2007.
Al-Otha, human-right activist, detained in December 12, 2007.
We, furthermore, announced our sympathies
with all opinion prisoners in the Saudi jails who suffer
human-right abuses with no fair chances of defending themselves
in accordance with Criminal Procedure Law and by getting fair
and just trials. Many activists have answered our call (their
names will be announced at a later date), and they will
participate in the proposed 48-hour hunger strike during the two
specified dates to show their objection against the repeated
violations of the criminal and detention laws vis-ŕ-vis jailed
activists. Our demand is quite simple: either to set the
detainees free or instantly grant them fair and public trials.
We welcome all activists and citizens who
have conscious feelings and interested in participating in the
proposed hunger strike to show sympathy and solidarity with all
detainees whose basic rights have been violated. Their names and
information can be registered by calling members of the defense
teams whose phone numbers appear below.
Names of the members of the defense teams who
are participating in the hunger strike to show solidarity with
the aforementioned detainees:
Al-Rashed, human-right activist.
Al-Degaither, human-right activist.
Yousef Al-Khadher, College of Islamic Jurisprudence, Qassim
Dr. Abdulrahman Hamed
Al-Hamed, professor of Islamic economics.
Al-Zahrani, human-right activist.
Al-Ayashi, human-right activist.
Fahd Abdulaziz Al-Oraini,
mobile# +966502566678 email: email@example.com
Fowzan Mohsin Al-Harbi,
mobile# +966501916774 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Mohammad Fahd Al-Qahtani,
college professor and TV show host.
mobile# +966555464345 email: email@example.com
Mohana Mohammed Al-Faleh,
Nasser Salim Al-Otha,
Hashim Abdullah Al-Refai,
writer and activist.
Waleed Sami Abu
Alkhair, writer and activist.
mobile# +966567761788 email: