Personal information

  • Sex: Male
  • Marital status: Married
  • Date of birth: 1979
  • Area of activity: ACPRA Member , Human rights activist
  • Place of residence: Buraydah, Al Qassim

Mohammed al-Bajadi was a founding member in 2009 of the now banned Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA). In 2011, during a protest outside the Ministry of Interior calling for the release of prisoners of conscience, he made the memorable declaration: “I do not have a family member in detention, but we must defend not only our own family but our whole country and all those who are oppressed. All prisoners of conscience are my family.”

Arrest and jail information

  • Prison: Buraydah Prison, al-Qassim
  • Date of arrest: 24 May 2018


  • Arbitrary arrest/ detention ,
  • Denied contact with family ,
  • Denied access to a lawyer ,
  • Torture and ill-treatment

Violation details

He has been subjected to beatings and electrocuted, and placed in solitary confinement


  • 24 May 2018 - He was arrested again.   
  • 21 April 2016 - He was released from Counselling and Care Centre after more than five years in detention including several months in solitary confinement.
  • 29 November 2015 - He was taken to Mohammed Bin Nayef Counselling and Care Centre
  • 21 March 2011 - He was again arrested, put on trial, and sentenced to eight years in prison with half the term suspended and a 4-year travel ban.
  • 1 January 2008 - He was released.
  • 4 September 2007 - Mohammed al-Bajadi was previously arrested and held in solitary confinement without charge or trial.

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