Personal information

  • Sex: Female
  • Area of activity: Blogger , Women’s rights activist

Arrest and jail information

  • Prison: Malaz Prison, Riyadh
  • Date of arrest: 16 November 2022

Trial information

  • Charges: Manahel and her sister Fouz both face charges under the kingdom’s draconian Anti-Cybercrime Law that include “opposing the laws relating to women, such as the male guardianship system and the hijab law”, “participating in several hashtags opposing these laws, notably ‘isqaat al-wilaaya’ (‘abolish male guardianship’)”, “having several photos and video clips in indecent clothes on [their] [social media] accounts”, and “going to the shops without wearing an abaya, photographing this, and publishing it on Snapchat”.


  • Arbitrary arrest/ detention


  • Late August 2023 - She is placed in solitary confinement without air conditioning. 
  • 26 July 2023 - She was due to appear before the Specialised Criminal Court (SCC) for the first session of her trial, but it was postponed without a new date being set. 
  • 16 November 2022 - She was arrested. 

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Manal al-Gafiri



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