Abdulaziz Youssef Mohamed al-ShubailiCases
- Location of case in SG report
- Relevant SG report
- Year of the report
- Country Geolocation
- Country Geolocation (linked Countries)
- Saudi Arabia
- Middle East and North Africa
- UN body that raised the case prior to the SG report
- UN Special Procedures: Thematic
- Dates of prior UN action
- November 2019
- Type of record
- Named individual
- Was the victim a foreign national?
- Was the victim a minor?
- Individual's/organization's activity
of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA)
- Type of rights defended
- Civil/political rights
- Was the victim a civil servant, member of the security forces or of the judiciary?
- Reported trigger of reprisal
In its November 2019 opinion 84 , the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention stated that Mr. Abdulaziz Youssef Mohamed al-Shubaili, of the Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association (ACPRA), was being detained arbitrarily (paras. 76, 83, 90, 95), and raised particular concerns about the Government’s reprisals against him for reporting to the UN human rights mechanisms
documenting cases of human rights violations before the United Nations human rights mechanisms
- Engagement with UN body
- Dates of engagement
- Type of attempted engagement
- Submission of information to UN
- Dates of mentioned reprisals
- September 2017; Unclear
- Types of reprisals suffered
- Charge/Investigation/Prosecution: Conviction
- Alleged/likely perpetrators
- State actors
- Was the reprisal based on new legislation?
- Does the report make general comment about country’s environment for engagement with UN?
- Government response dates
- March 2018; 18 September 2019
- Government response content
Government stated that Mr. al-Shubaili was imprisoned pursuant to a final judgment of offences committed under the Repression of Cybercrime Act, explicitly defaming the loyalty and faith of the Council of Senior Scholars and disparaging the judiciary. 85 In its response of 18 September 2019 to the Working Group’s questions before its deliberation, the Government stated that Mr. al-Shubaili was arrested, tried and convicted in accordance with domestic laws and procedures (A/HRC/WGAD/2019/71, para. 56).
- Is the country cited for a "pattern of reprisal" in the context of this case?
- Is a pattern of reprisals mentioned otherwise in the context of this case?
- Does the report cite "self-censorship" as an issue in the context of this case?
- How many times has the case been followed up in subsequent SG reports?