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Saudi Arabia: Long Prison Terms for Rights Activists

(Beirut, January 28, 2018) – Saudi Arabia’s Specialized Criminal Court convicted two Saudi human rights activists on January 25, 2018, solely for their human rights advocacy, Human Rights Watch said today. Expand Mohammad al-Oteibi is facing criminal charges along with Abdullah al-Attawi for forming a short-lived human rights organization in 2013. © 2016 Private   The charges against Mohammad al-Oteibi, sentenced to 14 years in prison, and Abdullah al-Attawi, sentenced to 7 years, included “forming an unlicensed organization” and other vague charges relating to a short-lived human rights…

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